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The Backroad Mapbooks "Fishing Highway 24 & Land of Hidden Waters" recreation map is the perfect planning tool for anglers and outdoor enthusiasts of all skill levels. Whether you are looking for new local lakes to fish and explore or planning a multi-day road trip to this fantastic region, this map gives you the most comprehensive coverage available. Printed version (waterproof & tear resistant) can purchased at local resorts, visitor centre, sporting goods stores or online, digital version available here.

The following (not to scale) maps are provided by the South Cariboo Visitor Centre:

Weather / Climate

If you don't like the Cariboo weather, just wait a few minutes... Pack clothes for different weather patterns - there might be snow in June and September, rain in July and August, or -35 degrees Celsius in January. For an average year the following facts apply:   
  • Summer lasts from late June the early September
  • June has the highest number of rainy days (13.93 days)
  • August has the lowest number of rainy days (8.83 days)
  • July is the warmest month, December is the coldest
  • July gets the most daily hours of sunshine (12.64hrs), January the least (4.6hrs per day)
  • 100 Mile House has a humid continental climate (Köppen Dfb) with mild summers combined with cool nights, along with cold, but not very cold winters for its latitude. In spite of the moderation that comes from its relative proximity to the Pacific Ocean, extreme winter temperatures can occasionally occur, with a record low of −48 °C (−54 °F). 100 Mile House is located in a rain shadow of the coastal mountains, resulting in reduced precipitation, much of it falling as snow. (source: Wikipedia :-))

For the scientifically inclined:

Live webcams:
Weather forecast:
Good to know
Things and places are a little farther apart than you might be used to. In some areas cell reception can get spotty or you might not get any signal at all while travelling. Accidents & sudden weather changes happen, detours are not always available.
  • Check driveBC before you travel
  • If you explore the backcountry, let somenone (eg. at the place where you're staying) know where you're going and when you plan on being back
  • Pack an emergency kit: water, food, blankets, spare clothes, flashlight with spare batteries, first aid kit
  • Make sure your vehicle is in good condition: full tank, legal tires (winter tires required from Oct 1 - Apr 30)
  • Check status on campfire bans / restrictions, and wildfires in the Cariboo Fire Centre and the Kamloops Fire Centre
  • eCharging stations: 100 Mile House, 70 Mile House, Little Fort; see PlugInBC

Fishing Highway Tourist Association
6850 Fawn Lake Acc. Rd #1, Lone Butte BC, V0K 1X1
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