The origin of Cache Creek’s name is still in dispute. Some claim it is derived from the fur trade of the 1800s, when supplies were stored or cached at the valley junction. Others contend that it came from a gold-rush stagecoach robbery, when bandits buried their loot along the creek bed. Whatever the true story, today Cache Creek is a refreshing stop for the modern explorer.
Set ideally at the junction of Hwy. 1 and 97, you will find accommodations, camping, vehicle services, restaurants, gift shops and supplies. The community is an ideal base for some of the best rock hounding in B.C., canoeing, horseback riding, fishing and hiking in a setting of dry grasslands, working ranches, market gardens and dramatic desert landscapes. The Gold Country GeoTourism program will guide you to themed caches and reward your perseverance. Cache Creek is also home to one of the toughest nine-hole golf courses in the province, at the desert gem, Semlin Valley.