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


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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. 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


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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Thanksgiving weekend means busy highways and lots of local businesses being supported. Watch roads for crossing animals at all times of the day, Take a look at the many farms in the region for pumpkins! There are many things to do in the #goldcountrybc area. Be sure your destination is open to the public on the day you want to visit, and follow current Covid-19 guidelines. Gold Country wishes all of you a safe and wonderful Thanksgiving Weekend! #staysafe #supportlocal #explorebc #FirstResponseTourism #KnowBeforeYouGo ... See MoreSee Less
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#GoldCountryWildSideAutumn is here, leaves are falling, the crisp harvest smell is in the air, and wildlife are foraging for any scraps they come upon. Stay aware while in the backcountry, what kind of animals could you encounter while you are exploring? Clean up any scraps to prevent any close wildlife interaction, remember they don’t mean harm they are just hungry. #goldcountryBC #staysafe #supportlocal #explorebc ... See MoreSee Less
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