street view of the Cariboo Jade Shoppe

About Us

Our History

Cariboo Jade & Gift Shop exterior in 1980s

The Cariboo Jade Shop was established in Cache Creek by the Ashwood Family in 1967. Located in the Cariboo region of the British Columbia Interior, it specialized in B.C. Nephrite jade jewellery & carvings as wJade stone cutting workshopell as figurines, ornaments and fine china dishes. Originally a small store sharing the building with a dress shop, the Ashwoods grew the business and expanded it’s offerings so the store eventually filled the entire space. The current owners bought the shop in 1985 and added a windowed workshop area where visitors could view the stone cutting equipment, as well as photos of jade mining sites and displays of the carving and cabochon cutting processes. A one foot thick nearly 3,000 lb. rough jade boulder was added to the front step of the shop to complete the display.

A bus out front in the 1980’s

Over the years the shop has continued to expand it’s offerings and gained a reputation as a place to buy uniquely Canadian gift and souvenir items  at reasonable prices. It soon became a popular stop for tour buses, travelers and locals alike.  Many customers have fond memories of stopping in Cache Creek as a child on family vacations through the B.C. Interior. Now they stop by with their children or grandchildren to browse through the shop for a treasured souvenir.

Present Day

Grandfather clock inlaid with jade
This custom made clock was inlaid with jade to commemorate the Cariboo Jade Shop’s 35th anniversary in 2002. The clock remains on display inside the store.

The Cariboo Jade Shop continues to specialize in B.C.’s Provincial gemstone nephrite jade, carrying a wide selection of jewellery in gold or silver plated settings as well as sterling silver. Jade carvings range in size from small figurines to large one-of-a-kind artisan signed pieces. We also carry jewellery in semi-precious stones from B.C. and throughout the world, including rough and polished stone specimens. Other highlights include original paintings by local artists, gift items featuring the artwork of Canadian Indigenous artists and a selection of “Made in Canada” items.

We also carry a variety of other items including:

If you’ve been to our store, you know we have thousands of one-of-a-kind items – more than we can possibly list. We’ve showcased some of our favourite items for our online store – but to see it all you will have to come in person!

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Testimonials

I just received the gorgeous raven spirit box, a gift for my daughter.  She will love it!  It is beautiful and arrived safely including a lovely handwritten note. Thank you!!!

Donna F

I received today the necklace, it is perfect! Thank you so much! I appreciate your note. Stay safe and sound.– Fatima (Italy)

Fatima

I ordered online from the US, and it delivered in a timely manner. The necklace I got was gorgeous. Thank you!

Christa N

I got the jade rings today that I ordered only a short time ago. They are beautiful and I am so pleased. I looked all over and there were lots to choose from but I wanted Canadian jade and I wanted a supplier who was as local as possible. You were perfect. Now I am […]

Andrea S

How To Find Us

We are located at the Junction of Highway 1 (Trans Canada) and Highway 97 North in Cache Creek, British Columbia, Canada.