Exploring the Gold Rush Trail
Ever had gold fever? You’re about to embark upon a journey along the Gold Rush Trail that was travelled by gold seekers since the late 1850s who had that “gold fever”, hoping to strike gold. Both men and women journeyed into the great wilderness of British Columbia due mainly to the stories they had heard about “easy gold.” Though only a handful struck it rich finding the precious metal, many of these early pioneers helped to build roads, railways and bridges and establish the great cattle ranches and timber enterprises in British Columbia’s early history.
The Gold Rush Trail itself starts in New Westminster and winds its way north up to Barkerville. Travelling the Trail, you’ll experience many fascinating “nuggets” of history as you voyage through some of the most spectacular natural beauty in the world, meeting some of the friendliest people along the way.
There are countless unique activities to take in too! Experience a rafting expedition down the mighty Fraser Canyon, a hiking trip into ancient valleys, fishing in one of hundreds of pristine lakes, visiting the many museums and historical sites, and trying your luck panning for gold. We invite you to take in the magic and mystery of the Gold Rush Trail.