Upcoming Events

Have your Wedding, reception or family gathering at the 108 Heritage Site.

Anyone interested in have their wedding, reception or a family gathering at the 108 Heritage Site we are taking bookings for this year.  The Chapel is a beautiful place to have a wedding and can hold between 80 - 100 guests.  The upstairs of the Clydesdale Barn is very spacious and has a stage for a band or DJ.  You could have both the wedding and reception in the same place.  It's a great place for a family gathering and it stays nice and cool in the summer.  For more information please call 250-791-5288 or email [email protected] and someone will get back to you quick as we can.

 

How to Find Us

4690 Telqua Dr.
108 Mile Ranch, BC
V0K 2Z0

Information

Hours

Closed for the season

See you next May!

 

Contact Us

(250) 791-5288

[email protected]
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History

The 108 Mile Heritage Site is a collection of buildings dating from the mid-1800s to the mid-twentieth century which chronicle the Cariboo gold rush of the 1860s.

Membership

Our members provide our society with valuable input and ideas for improving the 108 Heritage Site. If you have a passion for the history and heritage of the area that you live in, we'd love to have you as a member!

Volunteer

Help clean up the site in preparation for a new summer, or assist with events such as our Canada Day Celebration. The 108 Heritage Site would not exist without volunteers!

Donate

As a non-profit organization we depend on your generous donations in order to keep our society and the Heritage Site functioning. Donations help us pay for repairs, host events for our community, and pay the wages of our summer labourers.

News

108 Heritage Site

Your visit to the 108 Heritage site will take you back to the good old days of the famous Mile Houses on the Cariboo Wagon Road. The 105 Mile Roadhouse was originally located on D.L. 80 on the old Cariboo Wagon Road, across from the old 105 Mile Post House barn that is still there. The house was moved to íts present location in 1979 when the new highway threatened to destroy it. There are 7 other buildings original to the site including a Log Clydesdale Barn. The largest log barn in Canada (circa 1908).
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108 Heritage SiteTuesday, January 17th, 2017 at 10:48am
Hello everyone. Just letting everyone know that if you want to have your wedding, a family gathering or other event at the 108 Heritage Site booking has already started for this year so please give us a call. The Chapel is available as well as the upstairs of the Clydesdale Barn for a wedding, and or reception or family event and now is the time to book your date. The Chapel is beautiful and can hold between 80 - 100 guests. The Clydesdale Barn has a stage and is very spacious for plenty of guests. For more information our number is 250-791-5288 or you can email [email protected] and someone will get back to you quickly.
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108 Heritage SiteFriday, December 30th, 2016 at 4:22pm
Season's greetings to all of our members, friends and volunteers from the 100 Mile and District Historic Society. 2016 has been an exciting year for us and we are thankful that we were able to share it with each of you.
Our summer started off with the hiring of several excellent summer students and employees to help out around the Heritage Site. Kayla, Laura, Ashley, and Christianne did a fantastic job all summer long. We would also like to make a very special thank you to Sheila Williams who has been our administrative assistant for the summer and fall months. Sheila was terrific in leading the summer employees and helping run the Heritage Site. Thanks to our amazing employees our summer donations were up 30% from last year.
This year we decided to have a gift shop open in the summer. Every object in our gift shop was made locally in the Cariboo by our very own artists and craftspeople. Thanks to our summer employees this way the gift shop was able to run smoothly and successfully. We are planning on having the gift shop open once again by mid May 2017 and hope to see it grow to be even more successful.
Our annual July 1st celebration was once again a huge success this year. Each year we are honoured with the opportunity to host a celebration of our country's history, and each year the event flourishes. We would like to thank all of our volunteers for their assistance in making the July 1st celebration possible this year and all of the attendees who came out to show their support.
In the late weeks of the summer we were able to bring a “new” historic building to the site. The Game Warden's Cabin come to us from Stobie Lake. We are thankful that we were given the opportunity to add more history to our Heritage Site and are hopeful that further opportunities can present themselves in the future.
Once again this year the Heritage Site hosted the Halloween fundraiser for Peter Skene Ogden Secondary. The community showed overwhelming support for this fundraiser and it was even more successful than last year. We look forward to continue to partner with the Peter Skene Ogden graduation classes for years to come.
In December of 2016 we held our first annual Outdoor Christmas Market at the Heritage Site. We had many local vendors come out to set up booths along with some live entertainment. Despite the cold – 27 winter weather it was still prosperous. We look forward to hosting many more annual Outdoor Christmas Markets in future years and we already have twelve vendors who have agreed to set up once again next December.
In January of 2017 the Heritage Site will once again be hosting the annual Cariboo Challenge Sled Dog Race. The events will be held on January 21st and 22nd with the Musher's dinner taking place on the evening of the 21st. This annual event has been lucrative each year and we expect that trend to continue this year as well.
In the spring of 2017 we have already secured funding to repair the roofs on three of our Heritage Site buildings. The Post House, the Bunk House, and the Telegraph House will all be receiving much needed roof repairs so that we can continue to sustain them as important pieces of Cariboo history. We will also be hosting future fundraisers to raise money for other building repairs, such as our beautiful barn. These fundraisers are still being developed and we hope that they will take place in the spring of 2017.
It is with heavy hearts that we experienced the passing away of our caretaker Ken Long this year. Ken was a wonderful man who brought a beaming smile and joy to everyone who visited the site. We held a memorial service for Ken at the Heritage Site and we would like to thank everyone who was able to attend and show their support. We have made arrangements to plant a tree on the site in Ken's honour in the Spring of 2017.
In February of 2017 we will have our annual volunteer appreciation dinner for anyone who donated their time and efforts to our society in 2016. This is the second year that we are putting on this annual event, unfortunately it had to be delayed by a couple of months this year due to elements outside of our control. We hope that all of our volunteers will be available to attend. Once we finalize the details we will release more information.
Our next AGM is scheduled for, April 2017 at the 108 Historic Site. This date and time will be advertised in the Free Press as well we will notify all of you through the emails or mailing addresses that you provided us with. This AGM will include snacks, refreshments, voting in our Board of Directors, and planning ahead into the rest of 2017.

We hope to see you then! Thank you again for your continuing support and Membership. We are always looking to gain new members and volunteers. If you have a friend or family member who is interested in the site and the Historical Society, please forward our invitation to come by the AGM and Open House in April and the Membership information.

None of our events or our ability to preserve our local history would be possible without all of our members, volunteers, and donators. We as a non-profit society are truly blessed to have such wonderful support from our community. To all of our supporters, whether you are a member, volunteer, or both, thank you so much. We would not exist without you.
We look forward to a busy, vibrant and cheerful New Year, a busy tourist season in 2017 and all the best to you, your family, and business in the year to come. Happy Holidays!
Sincerely,

Ulli Vogler, President & the 100 Mile & District Historical Society
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108 Heritage SiteTuesday, December 13th, 2016 at 2:49am
The first Christmas Market at the 108 Heritage Site was a success in spite of the weather. The vendors braved the cold and set their tents up to sell the goods. Wood stoves were burning inside the Post House and Gift Shop to keep the inside vendors warm. The beautiful voice of Ingrid Mapson rang through the event with Christmas carols for all to enjoy. Santa was there with his helper to collect wish lists from the children. The little donkey was a real trooper and the children and adults alike enjoyed petting him. The vendors with sausages on a bun, sweets, and various bakery's were delicious, Hot chocolate and cider was available to keep you warm inside. A big thank you goes out to all the vendors who came out to help the 108 Heritage Site make their first annual Christmas Market a success. You were all amazing. Congratulations goes out to June White for the best decorated tent for which she received a beautiful gift basket of goodies. Hope you all will be back next year.
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108 Heritage SiteSunday, December 11th, 2016 at 1:53am
Hi everyone. Please accept my apologies - I got the last name wrong for Ingrid's pianist. It should be Zabeth Bayne.
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108 Heritage SiteSaturday, December 10th, 2016 at 12:46pm
Hi everyone. Just a reminder about the Christmas Market on Sunday, Dec. 11 from 11 am to 5 pm. Ingrid Mapson will be bringing her beautiful voice accompanied by Zabeth Rebane her pianist. Ingrid will be there at 12 noon for a little while. Peter Thorne will be there from 11 to 5 to entertain you as well. Lots of vendors with beautiful gift ideas or stocking stuffers or maybe a little gift for yourself. There will be baking, sausages, candy apples, hot chocolate and much more. There will be a Kiddie Corner for all the children with fun things to do. And of course Santa will be there as well to take the children's wish list. A very special Rudolph and a couple of elves will be visiting as well. Hope to see you there - it promises to be a lot of fun.
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108 Heritage SiteWednesday, December 7th, 2016 at 2:05pm
Hi everyone. We are also going to entertain you with the fabulous music of Peter Thorne. He will be at the Gift Shop from 11 am to 5 pm. Do come by and hear some great music.