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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 ReportWednesday December 1, 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 ConditionsInfo from DriveBC – subject to changewww.drivebc.ca/#welcome Hwy 1 Spences Bridge to Cache CreekHwy 1 Cache Creek to KamloopsHwy 5 Lac Le Jeune to MerrittHwy 5 Lac Le Jeune to KamloopsHwy 12 Lytton to Lillooet (Travel Advisory, heavy rain forecast)Hwy 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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Gold Country Road ReportTuesday November 30, 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 be careful in foggy sectionsInfo from DriveBC – subject to changewww.drivebc.ca/#welcome Hwy 1 Spences Bridge to Cache CreekHwy 1 Cache Creek to KamloopsHwy 5 Lac Le Jeune to MerrittHey 5 Lac Le Jeune to KamloopsHwy 12 Lytton to Lillooet (Travel Advisory, heavy rain forecast)Hwy 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 Highway 99 Lillooet to Pemberton (Travel Advisory, essential travel only)*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 Merritt ... See MoreSee Less
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#Onthetrail Tuesday Featuring the Mount Bowman Recreation Trail located near Thompson-Nicola E, British Columbia close by to #ClintonBC Mount Bowman is an 11.9 kilometer lightly trafficked back trail which features an outstanding forest setting that usually takes 3.5 hours to complete. this trail offers endless scenic views throughout every season! Be sure to wear appropriate footwear, be mindful of the trails and ensure you are aware of local wildlife.In Marble Edge Provincial Park to get to the trailhead of Mount Bowman off Jesmond road, follow the trail through the forest for the first portion of the hike, it is intermediate until you reach the campsites. The north turnoff goes towards Mount Bowman and this is where the hike really begins! There are trail markings to help you on your adventure.Don't forget to always be aware of your surroundings and most importantly enjoy the scenery! #trailingtuesday #goldcountryBC #explorebc #supportlocal #StaySafe #staylocal #FirstResponseTourism #gconthetrail #CanadaNice #bonaparteplateaunice ... See MoreSee Less
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