Known as The Fishing Highway, the Interlake's Highway 24 in the Cariboo region of British Columbia accesses a tranquil and beautiful area of rolling hills and pine forests boasting approximately 125 lakes loaded with rainbow trout, lake trout and kokanee.
Highway 24 follows the historic bridge trail, originally used by the Shuswap people as a trade route and later developed by the Hudson’s Bay Company in the early 1800s to bring furs down from Northern BC to Fort Kamloops and the Columbia River.
Fishing is legendary in this lake-dotted paradise, and resorts in the area cater to dedicated fishing people, boaters and vacationers. The region is also a popular destination for biking, hiking, horseback riding, and wildlife viewing. Winter activities include snowmobiling, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing and ice-fishing. Highway 24 also provides access to many good secondary roads, which extend north to Mahood Lake and Wells Gray Provincial Park and south to the Green-Bonaparte Lakes area. Lone Butte was once the Cariboo’s largest town and now a busy centre for the ranchers who settled in the area between the turn of the century and the 1950s. At the centre of countless lakes providing great swimming, boating and fishing, Lone Butte offers a BC Railway station, cafes, restaurants, shops, a rather impressive log pub, and numerous resorts, guest ranches and campgrounds to offer the visitor.