Gold Country is set in the heart of British Columbia’s stunningly diverse Interior. Alpine mountains, wildflower meadows, sagebrush scented desert and vast ranchlands are rich with stories of gold panners, cowboys and Indigenous Culture. Gold Country’s heritage, wildlife and scenery makes every visit a great adventure.
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Heritage, Arts & Culture
For visitors who would like to learn more about the Aboriginal culture of the region, the award winning Xwísten Experience Tours (Lillooet) is an excellent place to start. Visitors are invited to discover aspects of the St’át’imc Nation’s vibrant culture and history. The tour includes opportunities to view a replica s7istken (pit house), view the traditional fishing grounds of the St’át’imc people, watch a demonstration of the preservation of salmon through wind drying, and partake in a wonderful BBQ salmon feast.
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The Wild Outdoors
Birdwatchers and wildlife enthusiasts have great reasons to venture into our provincial parks and onto our backcountry roads. Patient observers may be rewarded with sightings of Stellar’s Jays, Bald Eagles, grouse, bluebirds and owls, to name a few. Gold Country is also home to whitetail and mule deer, elk, moose, black bears, cougars, bobcats, coyotes, and bighorn sheep.
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Wrap up warm and wax those skis. The climate of Gold Country produces perfect conditions for avid skiers. The region is home to a number of well-maintained and exhilarating trails, including the Big Bar Ski Trails that has approximately 30kms of groomed trails (with incredible views of the Marble Range), the Clinton Cross-Country Ski Trails (60km), Logan Lake Cross-Country Trails (including 2km that are lit at night for a wonderful winter experience) and the Kane Valley Recreational Area (south of Merritt and maintained by the Nicola Nordic Ski Club). The popular Stake Lake trails (Copper Desert Country) are maintained by the Overlander Ski Club, who also offer lessons and kids’ ski equipment rentals.
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Discover the region’s rich history while using GPS points or treasure hunt clues (letterboxing) to find boxes cached throughout Gold Country.
Free fun for the whole family!
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#Onthetrail Tuesday Featuring this open scene hike, Mesa to Barnes Lake campsite, also known as Three Meadows Trail! Join us in the small town of #AshcroftBC and take a hike on of the many beautiful trails here in Gold Country. With endless possibilities for adventure, you’ll never go wrong when you visit our great communities! From the Fire Hall #1, follow 97c south and drive 1.32 km until youreach Mesa Vista Dr. Turn left and drive 1.13 km along Mesa VistaDr. It should turn to gravel and you will cross a cattle guard which ismarked as a waypoint. Keep going up the road for a short distanceuntil you see the trail head on your right, which leads up the hill. The trail starts rather steep and can be tiring so make sure to have lots of water! About midway up the first steep hill, the trail splits, keep left and continue up the ridge to go to Barnes Lake.The first major climb ends at a plateau. This is a pasture area that you will cross. There is no obvious path here, head towards the fence on the south side of the field. Once you have crossed the pasture you will come to a barbed wire fence, follow it to the left and you will be taken up another uphill trail, now this trail will really get the muscles going! At this point you will have travelled 2.15 km, that’s quite the way! In all the trail takes around 2.5 hours to complete and is about 3.85 km long. #WildernessAwarenessWednesday #Trailingtuesday #GoldCountryBC #explorebc#supportlocal#staysafe#FirstResponseTourism #GConthetrailPhoto Credit: Brandy Cooper-Chardon ... See MoreSee Less
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Happy Friday, are you looking for something fun and free to do tonight? Have you dreamed about creating video content for your personal, hobby or business, but are unsure of how to overcome some of the challenges of getting in front of a camera? Join us tonight, Friday 13, 2022 at 7:00 pm in the meeting room of the Cache Creek Community Hall for a free workshop on creating digital content. ... See MoreSee Less