The McAbee Fossil Site
Fossil Beds Location
Cache Creek, British Columbia
The scorpion fly Dinokanaga wilsoni
The McAbee Fossil Beds are easily accessed off the Trans Canada Hwy 13 kms East of Cache Creek.
From Vancouver: Depart Vancouver via the #1 Trans Canada Hwy to Hope (approximately 2 hrs). From here you have two routes.
1. Via the Coquihalla Hwy: The #1 Trans Canada Hwy becomes the #5 Coquihalla Hwy at Hope. Continue along the #5 Hwy (toll hwy) for 2 hours to the junction of the Hwy #5 and Hwy #1. Head West approximately 50 kms on Hwy #1 towards Cache Creek. McAbee Fossil Beds will be on the right side of the road. Watch for signs.
2. Via the Trans Canada Hwy #1: Exit at Hope exit 170 with the sign "Gateway to Holidayland. Welcome to Hope." Follow the signs through Hope town centre to continue along Hwy #1. Drive the scenic Fraser River Canyon to Cache Creek (approximately 2 hrs). Head East at Cache Creek to continue along the #1 Hwy. Approximately 13 kms from Cache Creek you will find the McAbee Fossil Beds on the left side of the road. Watch for signs.
From Kelowna: Depart Kelowna and head North-West along the Hwy #97. At the junction of Hwy #97 and Hwy #1, head West through Kamloops. Keep on the Hwy #1. The McAbee Fossil Beds are approximately 65 kms West of Kamloops on the #1 Hwy.
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