From the splendour of Stanley Park at the mouth of Burrard Inlet to the spectacular Cascade Mountains above Hope and on to the storied Cariboo, the Heritage Trails route runs through the heart of B.C. Route highlights include geocaches at some of the New Pathways to Gold's Heritage Trails Projects. NPTGS and their partners like the National Trails Coalition and the Hope Mountain Centre want visitors to rediscover the network of trails along the corridor’s historic routes, like the 1849 HBC Brigade Trail near Hope. You can experience the Cariboo Waggon Road and get a taste of the Gold Rush at Barkerville, Wells and Stanley. Or catch a ride on the Spirit Catcher Train at Klahowya Village in Stanley Park, a traditional First Nations Village recreated by Aboriginal Tourism B.C. In-between, enjoy geocaching at some of our partner organizations and community sites. The Princeton Visitor Centre and Chamber of Commerce is adding four of their existing caches to the Chasing the Golden Butterfly program. And NPTGS is proud to partner with the Gold Country Communities Society GeoTourism Program and add sites from this groundbreaking tourism initiative. So whether you want to wander in the pristine Cascades or experience authentic Aboriginal culture, chase the Golden Butterfly down the Heritage Trails Route.
Use the Quick Links on the right to view information about each stop on the route.
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