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 Quilchena Brookmere Aspen Grove Clinton Cache Creek Ashcroft Lytton Merritt Logan Lake Lillooet LoonLake Big Bar Hat Creek LowerNicola UpperNicola Douglas Plateau

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 ReportFriday September 17th For more information and links go to www.exploregoldcountry.com.Northbound traffic will be redirected to Highway 5 or Highway 3.Southbound traffic will be redirected to Cache Creek*Highway 1 Lytton to Spences Bridge CLOSED to risk of debris flow through fire affect areas.Highway 97 travel advisory in both directions due to heavy rainfall warning. Cache Creek to 4km south of Clinton.Highway 99 both directions travel advisory due to heavy rainfall warning. 50 to 70 km north of Lillooet.Highway 1 both directions travel advisory due to heavy rainfall warning. Cornwall Rd to Cache Creek. Highway 1 travel advisory due to heavy rainfall warning. between BackValley Rd to Juniper Beach. #goldcountrybc #staysafe #staylocal #supportlocal #gconthetrail #FirstResponseTourism ... See MoreSee Less
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