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  • Clinton is located midway between Prince George and Vancouver in the Cariboo Chilcotin Coast Cariboo Chilcotin region, evoking an atmosphere of a gentler era. As a part of the vast Shuswap Territory, a thoroughfare for gold fortune, and a leather-tough ranching town, Clinton has led many past lives.

    Clinton received its name in 1863 from Queen Victoria, who christened the town in honour of Lord Henry Pelham Clinton, Colonial Secretary to the British Government. Since then, Clinton has thrived by adapting to change (like many small communities in British Columbia). The gold rush “Junction” of the 1850s (between Cariboo Gold Rush Trail and Cariboo Wagon Road) became the hard-working cattle ranch town of the 1870s, became the soap soda and Epsom salts distributer of the 1940s, became the bush- and saw-mill town of the 1950s, and so on. Today, Clinton is an outdoor adventure destination in the Cariboo Chilcotin Coast region, marked by incredible geological variation.

    Clinton enjoys the continental climate of the Shuswap. Seasons here are more pronounced than on the coast. Summers tend to be warmer and drier, while winters are colder but with far less precipitation.

    INDUSTRY:
    Forestry, tourism, ranching, mining.


    • Population

      Town Population: 636 (BC Stats, 2011 Census)


    • Health Administrative Information

      Health Authority: Interior Health

      Health Service Delivery Area: Thompson Cariboo Shuswap

      Regional District: Thompson Nicola

      Rural Designation: RSA community

      RRP Designation: A

      RRP Points: 22.65


    • Practitioners + Clinic information

      There are no general practitioners yet in this community.

    • 2012 socio-economic profile of South Cariboo (Source: BC Government).

  • The nearest health care facilities are located in Quesnel. Health Connections mobile service available by calling 250 344-5237.

    • Imaging

      Mammography services

      Mobile mammography services are available in this community. See www.bccancer.bc.ca for details.

    • Home Care Nursing

      WeCare Home Health Services

      101 - 635 Victoria Street

      Kamloops, BC V2C 2B3

      P: 250-851-2911 | F: 250 545-9729

    • Mental Health and Addictions

      Mental Health & Addictions Counselling

      Clinton Health & Wellness Centre

      1510 Cariboo Highway

      Clinton, BC, V0K 1K0

      P/F: 250 459-2080