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Welcome to Gold Country


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. Map of Gold Country

Destinations


70 Mile House Walhachin Spences Bridge Savona Clinton Cache Creek Ashcroft Lytton Logan Lake Lillooet LoonLake Big Bar Hat Creek

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. More About Cultural Activities

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. More About The Wild Outdoors

Winter Wonderland


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. More About Winter Activities

GeoCaching


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! More About Geocaching
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Gold Country Road ReportMonday December 6, 2021Before setting out to travel be sure to #KnowBeforeYouGo See www.exploregoldcountry.com for more information.#goldcountryBC #exploreBC #FirstResponseTourismWatch for wildlife and livestock on the roads. Be prepared for winter driving conditions.Be prepared! Have drinking water, snacks, blanket, warm clothing, and winter footwear. For more tips see the #GCwinterRoadTrip tip sheet. Have a plan and let someone know where you are going! #StaySafe #StayHealthyPlease note there are restrictions in many back road areas due to the wildfires of 2021. Please see Back Country Road Closures news.gov.bc.ca/25569For BC's Flood and Mudslide Response, please see www.gov.bc.ca/floodresponse *ROADS OPEN* Winter Driving ConditionsWatch for slippery sections and compact snow. Info from DriveBC – subject to changewww.drivebc.ca/#welcome Hwy 1 Spences Bridge to Cache Creek Hwy 1 Cache Creek to Kamloops Hwy 5 Lac Le Jeune to Merritt Hwy 5 Lac Le Jeune to KamloopsHwy 12 Lytton to LillooetHwy 97 Cache Creek to 70 MileHwy 97C Ashcroft to Logan LakeHwy 97C Logan Lake to MerrittHwy 97D Logan Lake to Lac Le JeuneHwy 99 Cache Creek to Lillooet *ROADS CLOSED*Province of BC’s dedicated webpage. www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/covid-19/travel/currentCanada Border Services Agency www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/DriveBC www.drivebc.ca/Emergency Info BC www.emergencyinfobc.gov.bc.ca/ Hwy 1 Lytton to Boothroyd Hwy 1 Lytton to Spences BridgeHwy 8 Spences Bridge to MerrittHighway 99 Lillooet to Pemberton ... See MoreSee Less
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Farmers helping Farmers! Challenge accepted. Let's go!☃️When 2 small farmers come together to help raise money for flood relief in their community, happiness is present. Our youngest farmers helped raise $136.65 for the flooded farmers at Spences Bridge. Free hot chocolate & cookie with donation booth, lots of smiles and a great evening at the Santa Clause parade in #AshcroftBC ! Great job kiddos!!!!Let's help these kids build their donation! Any one interested in adding to their amount can e-transfer horstingsfarm@shaw.ca , can call 250-457-6546 or come by the store in person. Let's keep raising money for our local flood victims in Spences Bridge!! 🎅🌟LIKE THIS POST🌟SHARE THIS POST🌟TAG A HELPER🌟 and be entered into win an incredible prize pack from Horsting's Farm Market (details to come) Winner will be announced closing day December 23rd 2021.ALL Matched Donations of $136.65 will receive 10 additional entries, and added to our donation window here at the farm❤🎅 Grand total raised will be announced Christmas Eve 10am.#BCSTRONG #SpencesBridge #Fundraiser #FloodRelief #HorstingsFarmMarket#wildhorsemountainfarms#farmkidshelpingfarmers #CacheCreekBC#Ashcroft Wild Horse Mountain Farms Explore Gold Country Cariboo Chilcotin Coast Kamloops,B.C. Desert Hills Ranch #kamloopsbc #globalbc ... See MoreSee Less
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