Village of Ashcroft, BC
The Village of Ashcroft, "The Heart of Gold Country", lies in the South Central Interior of the province of British Columbia. Nestled in a valley beside the mighty Thompson River, Ashcroft is located 10 km from Cache Creek on Highway #97C. Ashcroft is a founding partner of "Gold Country", an alliance with the communities of Cache Creek, Clinton, Lillooet, Lytton and Spences Bridge. These communities welcome you to experience the history of "The Gold Rush Trail".
As the gateway to the Cariboo and the North, Ashcroft serves as a centre providing amenities to both its own residents and the traveling public. It is a thriving community with an economy based in mining, forestry, ranching, transportation services and tourism industries. Tourism is experiencing significant growth as both North American and international tourists are attracted to the area.
Ashcroft features fully serviced residential and commercial properties. More importantly, it is a community prepared to encourage new business enterprise while maintaining its attractive quality of life. For entrepreneurs interested in business, Ashcroft offers an ideal setting to operate a storefront or home based business.
Ashcroft's mild climate, relaxing lifestyle and low cost of living is well suited for seniors and young working families. The community offers a safe and peaceful lifestyle that includes all the amenities of a sustainable community including education, health care and recreational opportunities. A general hospital and medical centre provide health care.
Emergency services include a fire department, R.C.M.P. detachment and ambulance service. Education is available from kindergarten through grade 12 with post-secondary opportunities also available. Recreational opportunities abound in the area with up to date facilities and a wilderness backcountry. Current infrastructure, which includes a modern sewage and water system, is capable of serving more than double the current population. Other services include financial, legal and realty offices, a mini mall, two grocery stores and over 140 other businesses.
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Quick Facts on the Village of Ashcroft (produced by BC Stats)
Detailed stats for Ashcroft (produced by Invest BC)