Welcome to Horsefly
In the heart of B.C., the Cariboo, you will find Horsefly close to Williams Lake (72 Km, a 45 min drive) Geographically Horsefly is situated in the foothills of the Cariboo Mountains and offers spectacular views as you drive into the village, approx 50 km (paved) from 150 Mile House on Highway 97.
The Cariboo district is cattle country. After the forest industry, tourism is the second most important business sector followed by agriculture.
Its history goes back to 1859 when here the first gold was discovered in the Cariboo. Horsefly is part of the now well promoted "Gold Rush Trail".
Today forestry, tourism and ranching are the main income resources. Present day Horsefly has a population of approximately l000 people who enjoy a quiet, rural lifestyle where everyone knows their neighbour and works together.
Horsefly is a wonderful little community. Well known far and wide for its great recreational possibilities.
Welcome Wheel Chair Users and Low Mobility Visitors please check out our special "Accessible Horsefly" page.