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Where history Meets Adventure

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The Village of Clinton is a friendly, welcoming community strategically positioned on Highway 97 North (the Cariboo Hwy) in Central BC, half way between Vancouver and Prince George. It is also a major north-south route to Alaska.
 
The Village tag line is “Where History Meets Adventure”. For the history buff, the Clinton Museum is a great starting point. This little jewel has been described as one of the best museums in BC and showcases the history of the Clinton area from the First Nations occupation, Gold Rush days and early ranching and logging activities. Along with the Pioneer Cemetery, you will enjoy hours of exploration into the 1800’s.
 
The history of the area comes alive in May during Heritage Week. It is kicked off on the Saturday of the May long weekend with the Clinton Annual Ball that has been going strong since 1868. Many attendees arrive in period costume and enjoy the dinner, entertainment and dancing. The last weekend in May is jam-packed with activities with everything from the annual parade to the BC Rodeo Association sanctioned Clinton May Ball Rodeo. Heritage week offers a chance for residents and visitors to experience the wild west!
 
For the adventure seeker there are a variety of multiuse trails for hiking, walking, biking and horseback riding. There are guest ranches, Provincial parks and forest service campsites.  In the winter months one can cross-country ski or snowshoe up to 60 km of groomed trails at the Big Bar Ski Trails, weather permitting. Snowmobiling is also a popular activity in the surrounding hills. The scenery is breathtaking and is a draw for photographers and birders. The surrounding lakes offer fishing, boating and camping opportunities and the rolling hills and back country are an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise.
 
With a K-12 school, Health Centre, Ambulance Station, RCMP, three churches and the opportunity for a variety of recreational activities, Clinton is an ideal place to live and work. Reasonable real estate pricing, low crime rate, an arena, curling rink and fitness facility, and many parks and trails combine to make Clinton a great community in which to raise a family, start a business or retire. With the addition of fibre optic internet coming in 2019, there are expanded opportunities for work-at-home business and entrepreneurs.
 
Suffice it to say that there is something for everyone in the vibrant community of Clinton. Plan a visit and see for yourself what a unique place Clinton really is. The Village is open to new business, ventures and marketing ideas.
 
Susan Swan, Mayor

                                                                                                            

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