How bighorn sheep came to Ashcroft

A brief outline on the presence of Ashcroft's bighorn sheep

Fifty big horn sheep were introduced to the Spences Bridge area by the British Columbia government in 1928. The family has grown to several hundred and for most of the year their home is Spences Bridge. This bold and brassy animal has become somewhat of a celebrity – the stars of a great outdoor play set in a tiny hamlet in the BC Interior. As you approach Spences Bridge on the Trans Canada Highway, the roadside is often lined with cars as tourists photograph or simply watch these beautiful animals.