The Desert Daze Festival is held in the village of Spences Bridge. This quaint community is nestled along the banks of the Thompson River about 90 minutes drive south-west of Kamloops, British Columbia.


A small town of just over 100 people, originally called Cook’s Ferry, up until the Cariboo Gold Rush of the 1850’s when Europeans first came through the area. An important Nlaka’pamux centre, First Nations people have been living along the Nicola and Thompson Rivers for thousands of years.

World-class steelhead fishing, whitewater rafting, locally grown award-winning produce, the railway and hot summer temperatures all contribute to the character of this unique rural landscape.

A resident herd of California bighorn sheep visit town frequently. Other wildlife include osprey, coyotes, bears, deer, cougars, rattlesnakes and bald eagle.

Click here to visit the Spences Bridge Info page at the Gold Country Destinations website.


The map below courtesy of Explorer Gold Country