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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“Best cappuccino I’ve had in years! Highly recommend! Clean, friendly, comfortable establishment. Reasonably fast, great quality, well prepared. Although we originally purchased “to go,” my daughter and I enjoyed it so much, we decided to stop traveling and enjoy our coffee in the shaded sitting area outside -then went back in to get more for the road. The second set of drinks was equally as delicious as the first. This coffee shop is now a firm “stop and rest” location for all my future road trips south. Parking: Some parking right in front, with plenty more in a parking lot to the right of the business front, RV accessible.” - Erin Murphy, 2 months ago 5/5 starsJunctions Coffeehouse is a friendly and high-quality coffeehouse within Gold Country’s base-of-operations Cache Creek that offers excellence in the form of the coffeehouse classics, like coffee and baked goods. You will not regret stopping at Junctions on your way through Cache Creek! “This coffee shop is incredible. My friend and i stopped here for a latte and I forgot my pack in the washroom. We contacted the manager/owner because it was closed and explained the situation. They were happy to come and open the cafe back up for us. The coffee was delicious and the service came with a smile. The gentleman making the coffee was very friendly. I will go out of my way to visit this place if I am ever near Cache creek.” - Mitchell Buxton, 5 months ago 5/5 starsTreat yourself to quality coffee and more at Junctions Coffeehouse from 8:00 am- 2:00 pm every day except sunday at 1153 Trans Canada Hwy Cache Creek, BC, Canada V0K 1H0.Village of Ashcroft | Love Clinton | Village of Cache Creek | District of Logan Lake | Savona Activities | Lillooet, British Columbia #SupportLocal #AdventureToLearn #ExploreBC #ExploreGoldCountryBC #Geocaching ... See MoreSee Less