It was a beautiful day so the ranch and the 'heritage' buildings were well displayed. We found the explanatory notices interesting.
The place "looks" like a "roadside rest" as you travel along BC 97 going to or from Prince George. It is just north of 108 Mile House Resort (apparently a big-time destination resort??). Anyway, the Heritage Site is a collection of log buildings, some of which have been moved from other, nearby, locations, so make up the site. If you are into old building, this is a great place. If not, the rest rooms are clean and handy.
We stopped here on a trip to Prince George, it's a perfect rest stop and a great place to learn a little history of the gold rush era. There is a little gift shop with some intresting nick-nacks and snacks. If your also into geocaching there is one nearby
This is a beautiful location right off highway 97 at the 108 Mile Ranch. It's situated by the 108 Lake which you can walk around on the trail, exercise your dog, have a picnic, see the museum..inside and outside one. There's also several interesting historic buildings to look inside. The washrooms are very clean and there is a resterant nearby also a beach. It's really a lovely spot to stop.
Wonderful spot to learn a little history and it is free:) Buildings are beautifully kept up and gardens are lovely.
awesome family experience. great place to review history, great hiking around area. we stop every yr traveling through
Opposite the rest stop at the north entrance to the 108 Ranch Development, This site offers a wonderful into the past. The exhibits are well displayed and the staff on hand are knowledgeable and friendly. The little store offers many local crafts at reasonable prices.
I loved the history. I find it amazing how people used to live in the olden days. How they got along so well without all the trappings of technology that we have today. Back then they weren't polluting the hell out of everything.
we visited the outside of the buildings in december 2014 on our drive to hazelton, bc. there are quite a lot houses and an old church. very cute and preserved with love. will definetely return in summer 2015.
I've driven by this heritage site a few times, always pressed to get somewhere but saying to myself, sometime I've got to stop and take a look. This time I did and was rewarded with a very interesting look at one aspect of the history of the Cariboo wagon road. Several of the buildings on site are in their original location while the centrepiece 105 Mile Ranch House (1905) was moved here when threatened by highway construction. A costumed interpreter is on site in the house to provide tours (well done) or you can use the provided info sheet for a self tour. The one thing I'll never forget about that house was the decorative tin lining on walls and ceiling that kept the inside air-conditioned cool even though it was sweltering outside. Apparently it did the same in reverse for winter warmth. Admission to the house is by donation. The site is very well maintained and includes a restored clydesdale barn, bunkhouse, school, church and open equipment shed that houses a piece of logging equipment that choked my Dad up - just like one he used in Northern Ontario over 60 years ago when he and my Mom were first together. There's an extremely well-stocked gift shop with a very wide range of locally made arts and crafts as well as drinks and snack items. The adjacent restaurant was closed the day we were there, but there's a nice picnic area. Facilities include very clean restrooms and there is easy access and parking even for large RVs. Definitely worth a stop for anyone interested in BC history.