150 Mile House is a quiet ranchland community known for its gold-rush and pioneer history and log homes. It is also home to the Little Red Schoolhouse, the oldest functional school building in the Cariboo Chilcotin.
Constructed in 1896 beside the original Cariboo Waggon Road when 150 Mile House was a commercial hub, the wood-frame, one-room building is now a historical site and classroom open to the public in summer. Several guest ranches are also found nearby, with horseback riding a popular summer pastime and snowmobiling and snowshoeing in winter.
From 150 Mile House, travellers also generally decide whether to continue north to Williams Lake or head northeast along the Gold Rush Trail to the resort lakes around Horsefly and Likely, or the “Backroad to Barkerville.”