The history, culture and raw nature of British Columbia's Gold Rush Trail await your exploration.

The Gold Rush Trail begins at the mouth of the Fraser River in New Westminster and winds its way north to Barkerville Historic Town & Park, following the traditional Indigenous peoples’ trading routes utilized during the fur trade and expanded during the gold rushes of 1858-1862. Today’s Gold Rush Trail is an experiential corridor, a journey of stories, peoples, activities and places that we share with our visitors. Just as many adventurers did before us, travellers come seeking the riches of our region. Travelling this historic trail, you’ll have a chance to disconnect, get away from the crowds and truly connect with history, culture and nature.

This trail is a story- a history- shaped by nature.

Leg 1
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140 km / 87 miles

New Westminster to Hope

New Westminster
Hope
Leg 2
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110 km / 68 miles

The Fraser Canyon-Hope to Lytton

Hope
Lytton
Leg 3
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Northeast
96 km / 60 miles

Lytton to Spences Bridge to Historic Hat Creek

Lytton
Historic Hat Creek
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Northwest
139 km / 86 miles

Lytton to Lillooet to Historic Hat Creek

Lytton
Historic Hat Creek
Leg 4
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West
118 km / 73 miles

Lillooet to Bridge River Valley

Lillooet
Bralorne
Leg 5
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East
93 km / 58 miles

Historic Hat Creek to McAbee Fossil Site to Logan Lake

Historic Hat Creek
Logan Lake
Leg 6
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North
177 km / 110 miles

Historic Hat Creek to Clinton to 150 Mile House

Historic Hat Creek
150 Mile House
Leg 7
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West
220 km / 137 miles

150 Mile House to Williams Lake to Quesnel to Barkerville

150 Mile House
Barkerville Historic Town & Park
Leg 8
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East

150 Mile House to Horsefly

150 Mile House
Horsefly
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Northeast
86 km / 53 miles

150 Mile House to Likely

150 Mile House
Likely
Leg 9
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110 km / 68 miles

Gold Rush Circle Route

Likely
Cottonwood House Historic Site
Leg 10
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48 km / 30 miles

Barkerville to Wells to Bowron Lake

Wells
Bowron Lake Provincial Park
gold-nugget