Invest in 70 Mile House

British Columbia, Canada



70 Mile House is located along Cariboo Highway #97N and is home to a number of business, commercial and industrial opportunities. There are investment opportunities around manufacturing, storage and distribution, agri-tourism, tourism, outdoor recreation, and trail guiding. 70 Mile House is the gateway to all the major lakes of the South Cariboo and is the convergence of numerous gazetted trails available for multi-use. 70 Mile House also provides a hub for the Gold Rush Snowmobile Trail going from 70 Mile House to Horsefly and the groomed trails of the Green Lake Snowmobile Club.

The name 70 Mile House was a marker of distance during the gold rush era. 70 Mile House was 70 miles from Lillooet, which was Mile 0 of the Old Cariboo Wagon Road.

70 Mile House is half way between Vancouver and Prince George. It is approximately 30 km north of the village of Clinton and 70 km from the village of Cache Creek.

In 2012, likely due to the community’s unique location along Canada’s Pacific Gateway, which allows for easy access to port facilities in Vancouver, Ashcroft, Prince Rupert, Kitimat and Stewart, B.C. via the northern and southern corridors, the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure began phase 2 of a $200 million project designed to increase capacity and driver safety along Highway 97, the Cariboo Connector. This portion of the Cariboo Connector project, valued at $11.8 million, was completed in 2015. Four lanes now extend from the north of 70 Mile to 96 Mile. Commercial drivers have been using 70 Mile access roads to drop off or to switch trailers demonstrating that 70 Mile House is ideally situated to serve the travelling public or commercial vehicles.

70 Mile House has industrial properties along the CN Railway and commercial properties along Highway 97 available for investment and development.

Recreationally, 70 Mile House is known as the place "where trails converge", and is home to the Cariboo Gold Rush Trail, the Cariboo Wagon Road and the Hudson's Bay Trail.


Local Infrastructure Projects


Community Economic Development Contact

Myles Bruns
Regional Manager, Thompson-Okanagan Region
Ministry of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training, Economic Development Division
1-250-371-3931

www.gov.bc.ca/jtst


Community Contacts

Electoral Area Director

Sally Watson
Director, Electoral Area E
www.tnrd.ca

Community Contact

Myles Bruns
Regional Manager, Thompson-Okanagan Region
Ministry of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training, Economic Development Division
1-250-371-3931

www.gov.bc.ca/jtst

OR

Sally Watson
Director, Electoral Area E
director.swatson@tnrd.ca
www.tnrd.ca


Community Futures Contact

Community Futures Sun Country
1-250-453-9165

www.cfsun.ca


Tourism Contact

Terri Hadwin
Marketing Manager
Gold Country Communities Society
goldcountry@telus.net
1-877-453-9467
www.exploregoldcountry.com