Cowboy lore, pioneering spirit
Ashcroft, Cache Creek, Lytton, Merritt, Spences Bridge
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 First Nations Culture. Gold Country’s heritage, wildlife and scenery make every visit a great adventure. Intersected by Route 97 and Highway #1, travel through this semi-arid grasslands region is both scenic and convenient. From hoodoos to lakes and the Thompson and Fraser Rivers, outdoor recreation provides access to some of the most beautiful topography in the province. Gold Country is also home to whitetail and mule deer, elk, moose, black bears, cougars, bobcats, coyotes, and bighorn sheep. For visitors who would like to learn more about the heritage of the region, Historic Hat Creek Ranch features western and First Nation’s culture. Discover the region’s rich history while using GPS points or treasure hunt clues (letterboxing) to find boxes cached throughout Gold Country.