Hat Creek Ranch


Explore the original buildings used by Gold Rush travellers of the 1860s at this rare historic site set at the junction of highways 97 and 99. On 130 hectares of farm and range land, including 20 historic buildings dating from 1861 and prehistoric archeological sites, Historic Hat Creek Ranch provides valuable insight into the social and economic roles of this location.

Stroll along the same dirt road that the wagon trains and miners travelled and stop in at the historic roadhouse, where interpreters dressed in period clothing will take you on a guided tour of a bygone era. Enjoy a stagecoach ride along beautiful Hat Creek to the Secwepemc (Shuswap) First Nations Village, where local members will share a glimpse into their history and cultural traditions. Try gold panning, archery, trail rides and more. Historic Hat Creek Ranch also hosts a series of events throughout the year, including ranch rodeos and the Bonaparte Pow Wow.