Clinton is "where history meets adventure". Initially known as The Junction, it sits at the confluence of the two historic gold rush trails. There are numerous abandoned homesteads, wagon stops and line cabins in the area, all of which create a sense of adventure for the history buff or the outdoor photographer. Names such as Cougar Point, High Bar, Devil's Garden, and Porcupine Creek stir the imagination and offer endless exploring opportunities.
The multitude of fishing lakes in the area can be accessed by day trips from Clinton. Overnight trips can be made to one of the many guest ranches, provincial parks or forest service campsites. Marble Range Wilderness Park and Edge Hills Wilderness Park offer exciting backpacking and horseback riding opportunities for the explorer.
Winter activities include cross country skiing , snowshoing and snowmobiling. There are about 60 kms of cross country ski trails only minutes from the Village of Clinton. Snowmobiling to the meadows of Carson Mountain will give you the feeling of being on top of the world.
Clinton has a base population of 650 people with an ever growing trading area of another 2000 people. Our infrastructure can accommodate double the present population. A mild climate and reasonably priced housing make Clinton an excellent place to settle. Amenities include K-12 education, a skating rink and a curling rink as well as two municipal parks and a Health and Wellness Centre.
In the past few years the Village has been successful in applying for three boundary extensions, including the satellite expansion to West Fraser's Chasm Sawmill. Council takes an active part in marketing these extensions which include a subdivision as well as an industrial area.
Take the time to look our Village over. We have a friendly and proactive Council. We are open to business ideas, new ventures and marketing ideas. Council is actively pursuing growth to enhance our local economy and to provide opportunities for our residents. Call, e-mail or drop in. Our Council and staff are more than willing to talk to you and to show off our Village and surrounding area.
Jim Rivett, Mayor
Village of Clinton