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 Home > Travel BC > BC Cities and Towns > Cariboo Chilcotin Coast > Horsefly

Horsefly
Horsefly is located 51 km (32 miles) north-east of 150 Mile House. Horsefly is situated along side the Horsefly River and is a short distance away from the west shore of a large lake called Horsefly Lake.

Small Community
Horsefly is a small community made up of rural farms and a small commercial area. The commercial area has a number of businesses including The Anvil Pub which features karaoke and full meals, Horsefly Motel, a gas station called Horsefly Service, Darlene's Country Kitchen plus Clarkes General Store - which has a liquor outlet, fishing gear, snacks, lottery, ATM and produce.

Mini Mall
Besides these businesses there is also the Horsefly Mini Mall which houses a number of other services including the Cariboo Country Grocery, Post Office, another liquor outlet, Horsefly Hardware, Corner House Restaurant and some apartments. The Corner House Restaurant features an indoor eating area plus an outdoor patio overlooking the Horsefly River.

Jack Lynn Memorial-Pioneer Museum
Also located in Horsefly across from the Mini Mall is the Horsefly School, the interdenominational Cariboo Christian Church of Horsefly and Community Hall and the Horsefly River Bridge. Horsefly has a small display of artifacts from the region at the Jack Lynn Memorial-Pioneer Museum located nearby.

Horsefly Lake
This lake 11 km (7 miles) from Horsefly, along with the crystal clear Horsefly River, offers some great recreational activities - kayaking, canoeing and fishing are all available.

Horsefly Lake Provincial Campground
If you are planning to stay awhile and you like camping, try Horsefly Lake Provincial Park. This is a multi-use park has a campsite with great swimming, kayaking and pleasure boating areas. The campground has a number of private waterfront campsites, boat launch and large parking lot for your vehicle and boat trailer.

Horsefly River Habitat Trail
On your way to Horsefly Provincial Provincial Park make sure you visit the Horsefly River Habitat Trail. The trail follows the spawning channels of the Fisheries and Oceans facility next to the Horsefly River. During periods of heavy fish runs you can view this amazing spectacle from a nature viewing platform next to the river.

Wildlife Watching
Besides the activities on the water, Horsefly and the surrounding area have great mountain biking, quad-riding and hiking. Take your 4x4 and head out onto some of the old mining roads. These roads have great scenery and wildlife watching - it's well worth it.

Wilderness Camping
For wilderness camping, there are a number of old Forest Service Recreation Sites in the area. Arrive ahead of time to make sure the site is operational - quite a few have been closed. Please note government funding for some of the sites has stopped so facilities are now limited or non-existent.

Likely and Quesnel Lake
If you are doing some exploring and adventure, make sure you drive north to Likely. It's only 42 km (26 miles) away. Along the route you'll pass Quesnel Lake, one of the largest, deepest natural lakes in the area. Bring your boat, fishing rod and backcountry road map - Quesnel Lake has some great exploring and recreational pursuits.

Beaver Valley Road
For those of you who would like to visit Likely but prefer to stay off 4X4 wilderness roads try taking the Beaver Valley Road. Located just past the landfill site leaving Horsefly the preferred Beaver Valley Road travels through a beautiful valley past the Beaver Creek Chain of Lakes to Likely Road.

Bear Country
Just remember if you are enjoying the countryside around Horsefly, please remember this is Bear Country. Try to avoid the rivers during heavy salmon spawning times unless you feel comfortable with bears around and take the usual precautions. There is also the possibilities of encounters with wolves or cougars so please play it safe.

Information on Horsefly

Horsefly
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Horsefly Mini Mall
Horsefly Mini Mall

 

Horsefly River Bridge
Horsefly River Bridge

 

Horsefly Lake
Horsefly Lake

 

Little Horsefly River
Little Horsefly River

 

Roberts Lake Forest Service Site
Roberts Lake Forest Service Site

 

Horsefly Lake
Horsefly Lake

 

Horsefly Lake Provincial Park
Horsefly Lake Provincial Park

 
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