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Ashcroft
Village
The Corporation of the
Village of Ashcroft
The historic fire hall in Ashcroft which was rebuilt after a major fire in 1919.
The historic fire hall in Ashcroft which was rebuilt after a major fire in 1919.
Country  Canada
Province British Columbia
Region Thompson Country-South Cariboo
Regional District Thompson-Nicola Regional District
Founded 1880s
Incorporated as a Village 1952
Area
 • Total 51.45 km2 (19.86 sq mi)
Elevation
335.2 m (1,099.7 ft)
Population
 (2016)
 • Total 1,558
 • Density 32.3/km2 (84/sq mi)
Time zone UTC−8 (PST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC−7 (PDT)
Postal Code
V0K 1A0
Highway Highway 97C
Waterways Kamloops Lake
Bonaparte River
Thompson River

Ashcroft is a village in the Canadian province of British Columbia. Ashcroft is found in Thompson Country in the Interior of British Columbia. The population of Ashcroft was 1,628 in 2011.

The village of Ashcroft was founded in the 1860s which was during the Cariboo Gold Rush, by two English brothers named Clement Francis Cornwall and Henry Pennant Cornwall who were the founders of Ashcroft Ranch. They emigrated to Canada from Ashcroft, at Newington Bagpath in Gloucestershire. The village is sometimes recognized as the "twin" to nearby Cache Creek, which is on the major highway unlike Ashcroft.

The village is sister cities with Bifuka, Hokkaido in Japan.


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