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Tete Jaune Cache, British Columbia

Tete Jaune Cache is a small unincorporated community located in British Columbia at the Junction of the Yellowhead Route #16 of the Trans-0Canada Highway and Highway 5 south to Kamloops and the Lower Mainland.

Tete Jaune Cache History

The community is named for a French-Canadian fur trapper and guide named Pierre Bostonais, who was known as Tete Jaune (Yellow Head) due to his blonde hair. Tete Jaune Cache was the site of a fur trading post established by Bostonais in the mid-19th century.

In the late 1800s, Tete Jaune Cache became an important stop along the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway, which was being constructed to connect the Canadian west coast with the eastern provinces. The community served as a transportation hub for goods and passengers traveling between Prince George and the west coast, and it was also a popular spot for hunting, fishing, and outdoor recreation.

During the early 1900s, Tete Jaune Cache grew in population as settlers began to arrive in the area to settle and to work in various logging operations. The community’s economy was based on forestry, agriculture, and tourism, with many visitors attracted to the area’s scenic beauty and outdoor activities.

In the mid-20th century, the construction of the Yellowhead Highway through Tete Jaune Cache further increased the community’s importance as a transportation hub. Today, Tete Jaune Cache remains a small community with a population of just a few hundred people, but it continues to be an important stop for travelers and a gateway to the scenic wonders of the surrounding area, including Mount Robson Provincial Park and the Rocky Mountains.

Tete Jaune Cache - exit from westbound Yellowhead
Tete Jaune Cache - exit from westbound Yellowhead

Tete Jaune Cache Attractions

Mount Robson Provincial Park

9818 Mt Robson Park Rd, Valemount, BC V0E 2Z0

250-566-4038

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Located about 30 minutes west of Tete Jaune Cache on Highway 16, Mount Robson Provincial Park is home to Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies. Visitors can hike, fish, camp

Rearguard Falls Provincial Park

+1 250-566-4038

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Also located on Highway 16, Rearguard Falls Provincial Park is a popular spot for viewing salmon as they make their way up the Fraser River to spawn. The park features a boardwalk and viewing platform for visitors to observe the fish as they navigate the rapids.

Cranberry Marsh

Located about 10 minutes east of Tete Jaune Cache on Highway 16, Cranberry Marsh is a wetland area that is home to a variety of wildlife, including waterfowl, beavers, and muskrats. Visitors can take a short walk along a boardwalk to view the marsh and its inhabitants.

Tete Jaune Cache, British Columbia Area Map