Fishing Highway 24

Have you ever dreamed of spending your days surrounded by boundless beautiful wilderness with virtually limitless outdoor activities at your disposal – and all without sacrificing the comforts of home?You’ve just found it. ‘Fishing Highway 24’ located in British Columbia will be your ideal vacation destination.

With wilds of nature abound, Fishing Highway 24 offers an all season backdrop for every scenery loving outdoor enthusiast.

With our famous

  • Canadian crystal clear lakes
  • Unpolluted fresh air
  • Abundance of wildlife
  • World class fishing
  • Spectacular views

Temperate climate And ease of accessibility If you are seeking the perfect location for outside fun time, you’ve quite simply found it with The Fishing Highway.

Highway 24 is the modern and paved route in British Columbia running east to west between 100 Mile House in the South Cariboo (atop of the Fraser Plateau) and Little Fort in the Thompson River Valley. This route remains basically the same route that the fur traders used centuries ago. Parts of the Hudson’s Bay Fur Brigade Trail can still be seen near the east end of the highway and is permanently preserved as a “heritage trail”.

History

With the discovery of gold in the northern Cariboo and the gold rush that followed in the mid 1800’s, the wilderness trails soon became valuable roads all leading to the gold fields in the north for 100,000’s gold seekers. Along the routes, roadhouses sprung up to provide necessary stopover points. The abundance of water from hundreds of lakes and adjoining streams with luscious grasslands dotted throughout the forested areas caused the progression towards cattle ranching in the area, a natural and rewarding development. Today, the corridor serves several industries, mainly logging, ranching and tourism, as it still has the abundance of these natural and pristine elements of water, timber and grassland. Several of the original roadhouses are restored and still in use as are original recreation resort buildings which have withstood the deterioration of time. A horseback ride or walking hike through private and public land will often reward an observant tourist with evidence of the busy and industrious past through derelict finds such as old cabins, corrals, boats and even sawmills.

Driving Time To:

Kamloops 1 hrs 45 min

Vancouver 5 hrs

Prince George 5 hrs

Jasper 4 hrs 30 min

Banff 7 hrs 30 min