Welcome to Ashcroft

Welcome to Ashcroft, our picturesque oasis nestled along the riverbank of the mighty Thompson River that boasts an abundance of clean air, fresh water, ample hiking trails and locally produced foods. We celebrate four distinct seasons and are often the hotspot for BC and Canada during the summer months. Our winters are relatively mild which make winter sports a favourite past time with the locals.

Spring brings the beauty of flowering plants, from the distinct Prickly Pear Cactus to fruit trees and shrubs, which make the community come alive with colour.

Summer brings the warmer weather with temperatures into the 30’s Celsius and the longer evenings create the perfect setting for enjoying life outdoors. Camping, swimming, fishing, and hiking are a few of the activities locals and visitors enjoy during the summer months.

Fall brings the cooler evenings but is still wonderful and warm throughout the day. The trees begin their transition to their fall palette, the salmon begin their long journey north and the farm markets are bursting with produce for winter storage.

The community has a rich history that played an important role during the gold rush days and the development of the interior of the province. Our museum is considered one of the best in BC and the walking tours of the downtown area provide a wealth of information on various historic buildings and some of their former residents. Ashcroft offers today’s traveler a variety of recreational activities and special events and is only 3 minutes off of the Trans Canada, we invite you to come down and discover all we have to offer.


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Things to Do

Ashcroft is brimming with recreational opportunities within the Village and surrounding area.  Whether you have a love for the great outdoors, the arts, gardening, history, sports, or simply socializing - you can be as busy or relaxed as you want to be.  Explore some of the links below to discover what we have to offer-  just a sample of what the Village and surrounding area has to offer.  Make your visit as wild or mild as you wish.

Arts & Culture

Ashcroft is a community with a diverse culture that is rich in art and history. Wander through town and you will see those stories depicted in many art installations, from ornate business signs to large murals, each one telling a unique story.

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Village Parks

Ashcroft has four established parks for the community and visitors to enjoy. Camp at Legacy Park Campground, enjoy a swim at the Ashcroft Pool Park or go for a stroll through Heritage Place Park.

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Geocaching is a world-wide treasure hunt with millions of geocaches, 338 of those are in and around Ashcroft. Download the FREE app to begin searching for hidden treasures and exploring interesting places.

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Considered one of the best museums located in any BC Village, our local museum includes artifacts that date back to the early 1900' and bears witness to Ashcroft's "Glory Days".

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Discover all the unique experiences you can have within an hour and half of Ashcroft. Museums, trails, water adventures and so much more.

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Village of Ashcroft

601 Bancroft Street

Ph: (250) 453-9161

Fax: (250-453-9664

Email: admin@villageofashcroft.ca

Website: www.ashcroftbc.ca

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Getting to Ashcroft

Ashcroft is located 6 km from Hwy 1 on Hwy 97C.  Your journey to here from any direction will be filled with breath-taking scenery.

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