Hanceville

About 50km/31mi west of Riske Creek, a roadside plaque describes the legendary Yukon cattle drive of Norman Lee, who, as mentioned earlier, set out from his Chilcotin ranch in 1898 with 200 head of cattle on his disastrous 2,500km/1,553mi trek to Dawson City. Lee wrote a chronicle of the misadventure (which later became a book entitled Klondike Cattle Drive) and set up shop at Lee’s Corner. Today, Lee’s ‘town’ is known as Hanceville, though Lee’s Corner Store & Restaurant still bears his name. Travellers can take a couple of interesting trips from the community, venturing southwest to the Nemiah Valley or Taseko Lake. Taseko Lake is a four-season playground offering camping, hiking, wildlife viewing and snowmobiling.