Hedley (pop. 400) is a town filled with legends of the people who settled in this area. Hedley is on Hwy 3, 30 minutes east of Princeton, an hour east of Penticton and three and a half hours from Vancouver. When you visit, take the opportunity to peek into the past and discover the history of the town and the land around it. The mining heritage of this town, located at the base of Nickel Plate Mountain, is evident in the architecture you see today. Hedley is where you’ll get a seasonal opportunity to peer into days of old when gold was on everyone’s mind. Mascot Mine, located 1 km (.62 mi) above the town, can be toured in the warmer months. (Closed for the 2016 season for renovations and upgrades). The Snaza’ist Discovery Centre and the Hedley Museum offer insightful exhibits into our First Nations and prospecting history. The Upper Similkameen Indian Band has its office here in Hedley. The band’s territory runs from just outside Hedley to Princeton.