Cache Creek, British Columbia
|Cache Creek, British Columbia|
|• Mayor||P. A. John Ranta|
|• Governing body||Cache Creek Village Council|
|• Total||10.25 km2 (3.96 sq mi)|
|Elevation||396 m (1,300 ft)|
|• Density||101.5/km2 (263/sq mi)|
|Time zone||PST (UTC−8)|
|• Summer (DST)||PDT (UTC−7)|
Cache Creek is an historic junction community and incorporated village 354 kilometres (220 mi) northeast of Vancouver in British Columbia, Canada. It is on the Trans-Canada Highway in the province of British Columbia at its junction with northbound Highway 97. The same intersection and the town that grew around it was at the point on the Cariboo Wagon Road where a branch road, and previously only a trail, led east to Savona's Ferry on Kamloops Lake.
Although still very active with traffic, Cache Creek was extremely busy for a few decades before the Trans-Canada Highway was superseded by the newer and shorter Coquihalla Highway, which bypasses the Fraser and Thompson Canyons between Hope and Kamloops via Merritt, about 97 kilometres (60 mi) southeast.
The nearby fossil locality, the McAbee fossil beds, is noted for the wide diversity of Eocene plants and animals preserved in the shale, including the extinct plants Dillhoffia and Trochodendron drachuckii.
- "Cache Creek (creek)". BC Geographical Names. http://apps.gov.bc.ca/pub/bcgnws/names/9342.html.
- Manchester, S.; Pigg, K. (2008). "The Eocene mystery flower of McAbee, British Columbia". Botany 86: 1034–1038. doi:10.1139/B08-044.
- Pigg, K. B.; Dillhoff, R. M.; Devore, M. L.; Wehr, W. C. (2007). "New Diversity among the Trochodendraceae from the Early/Middle Eocene Okanogan Highlands of British Columbia, Canada, and Northeastern Washington State, United States". International Journal of Plant Sciences 168 (4): 521. doi:10.1086/512104.