The small, friendly community of Lac La Hache BC describes itself as the “Longest Town in the Cariboo”. Highway 97 skirts the entire 18-kilometre shoreline of this beautiful lake in its rolling Fraser Plateau setting, which has many fishing lodges, guest ranches and vacation homes sprinkled along its perimeter.
The lake is well known for its kokanee fishing as well as its trophy size lake trout. During the summer months, the Lac La Hache area attracts anglers, boats, swimmers, and water skiers. Many resorts, offering camping and cabins are located on the lakeshore, as well as a British Columbia Provincial Campground.
Lac La Hache, located in the Cariboo region of British Columbia is situated about 20 km north of 100 Mile House on Hwy 97, 141 km north of Cache Creek, 56 km south of 150 Mile House, and 71 km south of Williams Lac La Hache Provincial Park is located in the Cariboo region of British Columbia, 30 km (19 mi) northwest of 100 Mile House off Cariboo Highway 97. This park is great for picnics, swimming and boating. Within the park there is also a boat launch available for public use and an adventure playground for children. The small community of Lac La Hache is located at the south end of the lake. The provincial park also has 83 campsites set in relatively open Douglas fir and aspen woodlands. The park is open from May to September 30 and fees are collected during this time.
Held annually since 2000 the Garlic Festival is held in August in Lac La Hache and attracts hundreds of visitors who participate and have a stinkin’ good time! Events include the battle for Master Garlic Chef, garlic peeling and eating contest, plus entertainment and more. www.garlicfestival.ca.