The Adventures are abound through BC’s Gold Rush Trail
In 1857, gold was discovered in the Fraser River, and in the spring of 1858, James Douglas sent 800 ounces of gold to the San Francisco Mint knowing what word of the gold’s arrival would trigger. There are no secrets in a gold town and rumours of a new gold rush began to spread. By late spring of 1858, prospectors from California, Australia, Mexico, Europe, and as far away as China started to arrive in Victoria and New Westminster.
Historic buildings, unique geological landscapes, and the original Cariboo Waggon Road that was used by thousands of pioneers are just some of the highlights along BC’s Gold Rush Trail. Whether you’re pining for natural beauty or simply looking for adventure, this driving route offers travellers an opportunity to experience everything that makes BC just so beautiful.Vancouver is Awesome