is a rural locality on the South Thompson River
east of Kamloops
, British Columbia
, near the village of Chase, British Columbia
. It is mostly notable as a major highway junction where British Columbia Highway 97
branches off from the Trans-Canada Highway
south towards the Okanagan
. Monte Lake
, a recreational community on the shores of the lake of the same name, is a few miles south of the junction.
Monte Creek was originally known as "Ducks" after the English settler who first ranched there, Jacob Ducks. In 1888 the Monte Creek Ranch was purchased by publisher Hewitt Bostock, who took up residence there with his family in 1894.
On September 4, 1904, Monte Creek - then still known as "Ducks" - was the site of the last train robbery by the "Gentleman Bandit" Bill Miner.