70 Mile House trip planner

Create a fully customized
day by day itinerary for free

Build your own package

+ Add destination
2 adults
- +
- +
- +
Trip Planner Canada  /  British Columbia  /  Cariboo  /  70 Mile House

70 Mile House

70 Mile House is situated on Highway 97 in the Cariboo region of British Columbia, Canada. Its name is derived from its distance from Lillooet, which was Mile 0 of the Old Cariboo Road. Other examples of towns named by their distance from Lillooet on the Old Cariboo Road are 93 Mile House, 100 Mile House, and 150 Mile House. In its heyday, 70 Mile House was a frequent stop for stagecoaches, such as the ones run by Barnard's Express and for Cataline's mule train.History70 Mile House was the first stopping place built on the Old Cariboo Road. Charles Adrian pre-empted the land in 1862 and built a roadhouse on the property. The roadhouse was used in the winter of 1862-1863 by pioneer roadbuilder Gustavus Blin Wright as a camp for his labourers. Then, in the spring of 1863, Wright purchased the property and leased it to other operators until 1869 when he sold it to JM Roberts and Edward Fisher. They, in turn, sold the roadhouse in 1875 to John and William Saul. The Sauls sold it to William Boyd in the 1880s, and he and his family operated it for twenty years.Present dayThe roadhouse at 70 Mile House burned down in 1956, but travellers on Highway 97 will still find a store and a variety of other services at this historic location.
When using our Canada itinerary planner, you're building your holiday based on your own interests, visitor reviews, and the informed opinions of our well-traveled writers.
Create a full itinerary — for free!
  • Build a trip
    Tell us where and when you
    want to go, we will build
    the best sightseeing itinerary
  • Refine it
    You have complete flexibility on your destinations and itinerary
  • Book as a package
    Use our travel agents to get
    package savings and hassle free booking
  • Enjoy your trip!
    Enjoy our 24x7
    on-trip assistance

Places to visit with 70 Mile House

VancouverTrip planner BEST FOR: Park, Aquarium, Ride / Activity VictoriaTrip planner BEST FOR: Pier / Boardwalk, Specialty Museum, Dolphin / Whale Watching Yoho National ParkTrip planner BEST FOR: World heritage site, Water Body, Waterfall WhistlerTrip planner BEST FOR: Zipline, Cross-country Ski Area, Spa Central SaanichTrip planner BEST FOR: Scenic Walking Area, Garden, Winery / Vineyard