Ashcroft Resources

Ashcroft, B.C.






1,664 population, with a 31% increase in immigrants between 2000 and 2006


First languages of 190 immigrants, as of 2006:

German – 20

Italian – 20

Japanese – 20

Dutch – 10

Portuguese – 10

Hungarian – 10

Visible minority population – 65


Ashcroft Farmer’s Market




Location:  4th and Railway Avenue near the Tourist Information Booth

Open 8 am to 2 pm from the first Saturday morning in May to the last Saturday in September.

During the growing season, it offers organic produce, arts and crafts.


Weekly Newspaper:


Ashcroft/ Cache Creek Journal

PO Box 190, 128-4th Street, Ashcroft, BC VOK 1AO

Phone:  250-453-2261; Fax:  250-453-9625




Shuswap Nation




680 West Athabaska Street, Kamloops


Mastering Aboriginal Inclusion: Creating Workplaces-of-Choice for Aboriginal Talent



Questions to Help Guide Development of an Aboriginal Inclusion Strategy



As I Am, by Nadia Myre, 2010, National Film Board of Canada



Differences Between Traditional Aboriginal Culture and Mainstream Western Culture



Ashcroft Indian Band

PO Box 440, Ashcroft, BC VOK 1AO

Phone:  250-453-9154; Fax:  250-453-9156



Oregon Jack Creek Band

PO Box 940, Ashcroft, BC VOK 1AO

Phone:  250-453-9098; Fax:  250-453-9097





Ashcroft and Cache Creek schools are located in School District No. 74 (Gold Trail).  The District Administrative Offices are at 400 Hollis Road, Ashcroft.

School District #74 Office Toll-Free Number: 1-855-453-9101


Ashcroft Elementary School



Ashcroft Elementary School serves kindergarten through Grade 7 for both Ashcroft and Cache Creek students.

40 Hill Street, Ashcroft

Phone:  250-453-9177

Principal: Grant Reilly



Ashcroft Secondary School



435 Ranch Road, Ashcroft

Phone: 250-453-9144

Fax: 250-453-2368

Principal: Colleen Minnabarriet

High school children from Cache Creek, 16 Mile House, Spence’s Bridge, Walhachin and outlying areas are bused to Ashcroft Secondary School. For more information on either primary or secondary education within the area, contact School District #74 (Gold Trail).



Ashcroft Early Learning Preschool Program


Phone: 250-453-9647 or 250-453-2317

It is located in Ashcroft Elementary, a licensed quality program for children 3 to 5 years old, with morning and afternoon classes from September to June. There are participation fees.


Families First


Phone: 250-459-7033



Free prenatal and parenting support for families.  They are funded by the Ministry of Children and Family Development. The program is offered through Interior Community Services. It provides prenatal and parenting support, and vouchers for:


  • milk


  • orange juice


  • eggs


  • fresh fruit and


  • vegetables.


They also provide prenatal vitamins.


Continuing Education for Adults


Thompson Rivers University Regional Centre


Local courses and programs are designed to help the people of Ashcroft, Cache Creek and region develop the skills and knowledge they need for the job market, and for further education.

TRU Calendars and application forms, student loan packages, free online career guidance and extra copies of local course offerings are all available at the local centre. Test supervision can be arranged with notice and for a fee.


Jane Bryson, Coordinator

Phone 250-453-9999

Fax 250-453-2518


Address: 310 Railway Avenue

P. O. Box 1419

Ashcroft, BC VOK 1A0


Office Hours:

Tues, Wed, Thur

10 am – 2 pm



The New Ashcroft Library



Days/ Hours Open:

Tuesday  10:00 – 3:00
Wednesday    1:00 – 6:00
Thursday    1:00 – 6:00
Friday     1:00 – 7:00
Saturday    1:00 – 3:00

Phone: 250-459-7033



Healthy Beginnings


Fax: 250-459-7034


This is a free parent-child weekly drop-in group for parents/caregivers of children, from birth to six years old.  Snacks, craft supplies and toys are all provided.
Days/ Hours:

Ashcroft:   Thursday – 10:00am – 12:00pm

Location:  Zion United Church (basement)


Cache Creek:  Wednesday – 10:00am – 12:00pm

Location: Cache Creek Elementary


Clinton:  Tuesday – 10:00am – 12:00pm

Location: David Stoddart School


Interior Community Services (ICS)


Phone: 250-554-3134

Fax: 250-376-3040

Toll Free: 1-877-376-3660

765 Tranquille Road, Kamloops V2B 3J3



This program improves the lives of families by providing support, individual life skills development, and safe, nurturing home environments that are designed to assist people to live to their potential in the community.


Kamloops Infant Development Society (KIDS)


Phone: 250-371-4140 Fax: 250-371-4120

801 McGill Road, Kamloops



This free, confidential program is for children from birth to three years of age who are experiencing or are at risk for developmental delays.


La Leche League Canada


Phone: 250-573-5671, Kamloops


Kamloops Group Meetings: the second Monday of the month.


The meeting locations are held in private homes, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.  For information and meeting locations, please contact Lorna (the group leader) at the above phone number and email address.


South Cariboo Elizabeth Fry Society


Phone: 250-453-9656; Fax: 250-453-2034

601 Bancroft Street, Ashcroft



The Family Support Worker program offers one-on-one support and resource information to people who are experiencing challenges in their lives.  It can assist individuals or families to build their skill sets, free and confidentially.


  • Family Support Worker Program Parenting Program


  • Community Work Service/Case Aid Program Intensive Support and Supervision Program


  • Children Who Witness Abuse Program


  • Youth Mental Health Support Program


  • Food Bank (donated food that is free to people in need at no cost)


Most food banks do not receive money from the government.  They depend on donations from the community and volunteers.  Emergency food supplies are available every two to four weeks and last for two to three days.

StrongStart BC – Free Pre-school Program


Phone: 250-453-9177

At Ashcroft Elementary School, this program provides school-based early learning services for adults and their young children, aged birth to five years old. Both children and adults can benefit from StrongStart BC early learning programs.  Children experience high quality learning environments and benefit from social interactions.  The adults who are with them learn new ways to support learning, both at the program and at home. This program is during the school year (September – June); please call for current hours.


Youth Against Violence Line


This is a 24-hour help line.  You do not have to tell them your name, and the information that you give them is confidential.  You can report crimes and violence, and get help.  Anyone can call for information about gangs, bullying or other problems.  This service is available in 130 languages.


Phone: 1-800-680-4264; Text: 604-836-6381


24/7 – in your language – anonymous – confidential







Ashcroft Family Medical Clinic


PO Box 729, 700 Ash-Cache Creek Highway

Ashcroft, BC VOK 1AO

Phone:  250-453-9353; Fax:  250-453-9357



Ashcroft Dental Clinic


PO Box 700, 411 Brink Street, Ashcroft, BC VOK 1AO

Phone:  250-453-9147; Fax:  250-453-9832



Ashcroft and Area Food Bank


PO Box 603, 601 Bancroft Street, Ashcroft, BC VOK 1AO

Phone:  250-453-9656; Fax:  250-453-2034




The first and third Wednesday of every month, from 12 pm to 2:30 pm, at the Sourth Cariboo Elizabeth Fry offices.



Soup’s On


St. Alban’s Anglican Church

501 Brink Street, Ashcroft, BC VOK 1AO

Phone:  250-453-9909

Every Friday from 11 am to 1 pm, and everyone is welcome.


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The Village of Ashcroft


P.O. Box 129, Ashcroft B.C. V0K 1A0

Ph: (250) 453-9161 or (877) 453-9161

Fax: (250) 453-9664




Ashcroft Chamber of Commerce


(250) 453-0006

Employment Service Centre

Horton Ventures Inc.

124-4th Street, Ashcroft, BC V0K 1A0

Tel: 250 453-9421; Fax: 250 453-9834





  • Mining:  Highland Valley Copper




Highland Valley Copper Mine Tours are offered three days a week during the summer:  Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 1 pm, starting May 23 and ending August 23 (children under the age of 12 are not permitted).

The guided bus tour lasts 2.5 hours,  including interest points of the mine site and a video presentation.  Space is limited to 20 persons per tour.  Please reserve by calling:  250-523-3802.

Our annual Open House was Monday, August 5, from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm, and open to all ages.  There are five types of tours, some of which have age restrictions.


Highland Valley


By JASON HEWLETT, Daily News Staff Reporter, Kamloops Daily News

Adapted from the July 25, 2013 edition
A dip in copper prices saw production at Highland Valley Copper drop by seven per cent in the second quarter of 2013, but the union head believes this is just a market blip.  In fact, Richard Boyce, president of Steelworkers Union Local 7619, notes Teck Resources is hiring more staff at Highland Valley despite the company reporting second-quarter earning about half of what the miner saw a year ago. “As a matter of fact, I don’t think a month goes that I don’t talk to 15 or 20 new hires,” Boyce said Thursday.  Between now and the end of the year, Boyce expects Highland Valley will add 60 to 80 more staff, he said.


  • Agriculture


  • Ranching


  • Tourism


  • IG Machine and Fibres quarry and plant


  • Tolko Industries Ltd. operates Ashcroft Treating, a custom wood treating operation


  • Ashcroft Terminal, providing both handling/storage for bulk materials and  services for train transportation


Community Futures Sun Country is  located at 203A Railway Avenue, Ashcroft.  It provides free and confidential business counseling, business loans, a one-stop business registry, and a resource library of books and information.


PO Box 1480, Ashcroft, BC V0K 1A0

250-453-9165 or 1-800-567-9911 (toll free)

Fax:  250-453-9500



• Ashcroft has two Real Estate Offices:


Remax Golden Country Real Estate Services Ltd. is located at 401 Railway Avenue.

Royal LePage Ashcroft Realty is located at 211 Railway Avenue.


• Ashcroft has a full-time law office as well as weekly service by two law firms from Kamloops.

Winsor & Co. Law Offices are located at 108-4th Street and offer full service from Monday through Friday.  Please call 250-453-2061 for an appointment.

Morelli Chertkow LLP has a lawyer in attendance at 401 Railway Avenue every Wednesday afternoon.  Please contact the office, 250-453-2320, for an appointment.

Fulton & Company LLP has a lawyer in attendance at 211 Railway Avenue most Wednesday afternoons.  Please call 250-453-2628 for an appointment.

The Ashcroft Chamber of Commerce.  Please contact  at  New members are always welcome.


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Places of Worship:



Cache Creek Pentecostal Church

1551 Stage Road, Cache Creek

Phone:  250-457-6463



Immaculate Heart of Mary Shrine

1540 Stage Road, Cache Creek

Phone:  250-457-9930



Sage Hills Evangelical Free Church

PO Box 228, 1244 Mesa Vista, Ashcroft

Phone:  250-453-9033



St. Alban’s Anglican Church

501 Brink Street, Ashcroft

Phone:  250-453-9909



St. Gerard Catholic Church

512 Brink Street, Ashcroft

Phone:  250-453-2355



Seventh Day Adventist Church

PO Box 999, 409 Bancroft Street, Ashcroft

Phone:  250-453-9278



Spiritual Assembly of the Baha’is of Ashcroft

P. O. Box 868, Ashcroft

Phone:  250-453-9634





Zion United Church

PO Box 1449, 401 Bancroft Street, Ashcroft

Phone:  250-453-9511


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