Explore British Columbia's Gold Rush Trail, a stretch of highway measuring 1,900 kilometres - taking drivers along the same perilous route followed by hundreds of gold rush pioneers in the late 1800s. Many Provincial Parks and important historic sites can be visited along the route such as Goldpan Provincial Park which encompasses five hectares along the Thompson Canyon.
Established in 1965, Goldpan Provincial Park's history stretches back to the Cariboo Gold Rush as the Park was located along the historic Cariboo Wagon Road which was built between 1862 to 1865. This narrow, treacherous road wove through the Thompson Canyon, linking the port of Vancouver to the gold fields.
Goldpan Provincial Park is a popular camping spot along the Thompson River with fourteen first come, first serve spots available. The fishing season brings fishing enthusiasts to its shores - vying for trout, steelhead and salmon rushing upstream through the Thompson River - a tributary of the Fraser River. The bounty of fish also brings osprey and eagles to the Park, keeping a watchful gaze on the churning waters for their next meal. Visitors should keep an eye out for gems, minerals and fossils which can be found in the Park as well as remnants of historic aboriginal camps.
Experience the breathtaking beauty of the Thompson Canyon at Goldpan Provincial Park and enjoy camping, fishing, wildlife viewing and more!
Use the interactive map below to locate and explore the areas around Goldpan Provincial Park | British ColumbiaGoldpan Provincial Park is located park is located on Highway 1 - 10 kilometres south of Spences Bridge.
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