Birch Avenue provides a friendly stroll of everyone

Downtown 100 Mile House has much to offer

Hanging baskets brighten Birch Avenue.

Hanging baskets brighten Birch Avenue.

Visitors to 100 Mile House won’t want to miss out on taking a stroll down Birch Avenue, just one block west of Highway 97.

During summer months, huge flower baskets chock full of bright blooms line the main street through town along with colourful district flags and blossoming trees.

Throughout all the seasons, the lovely, yet rustic log detail on Birch Avenue buildings and the numerous colourful, hand-painted murals depicting historic vignettes add a unique and aesthetically pleasing backdrop.

Enjoy the friendly atmosphere while you pause for a cappuccino or a tasty lunch. Then carry on at a leisurely pace while you shop and soak up the South Cariboo sunshine.

With plenty of shops that carry gifts and books, jewelry and crafts, kitchen gadgets and home decor, both local residents and tourists can find that special something.

The beautiful new log library provides another great resting point with special sections for tots and teens, Internet access and interesting theme areas.

Scores of stores supply all your family’s needs during your vacation, including clothing, department stores, consignment goods, toys, games, natural foods, laundromats, optical, pharmacies and everything else you need, within easy reach.

Sporting goods stores have reams of recreational supplies on hand for hunting, fishing, camping, hiking and outdoor enthusiasts, as well as for competitive, team and equipment for summer and winter sports.

The variety of family restaurants featured on Birch Avenue includes coffee shops, lunch spots and licensed dining.

There are several banks, business firms and professional services; entertainment, communications and computer electronics; movie rental; a photo centre; and hair salons and barber shops.

Furnishings for your summer home, cabin or residence can easily be found along with appliances, hardware, home decor, paint, finishing and flooring.

Also boasting some fun annual events, Birch Avenue hosts the ever-popular Little Britches Rodeo Parade in May, beginning with a pancake breakfast.

The Banker’s Variety Show at the Community Hall each March always brings on a riot of laughter.

A few weeks before Christmas, the Moonlight Madness celebration and Santa Claus Parade sets the mood for the holiday shopping season.

Whenever you visit 100 Mile House, be sure to make an excursion to investigate what’s new on Birch Avenue.

 

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