Goldpan Provincial Park, British Columbia

Stay overnight at one of the fourteen camping spots, fish or enjoy the spectacular views of the Thompson River and Thompson Canyon at Goldpan Provincial Park near Spences Bridge, British Columbia. CREDIT: Venture Vancouver, SOURCE: www.venturevancouver.com

Goldpan Provincial Park is a popular camping and fishing locale along the Thompson River.

STATS

Type:

Park

Season:

Spring, Summer, Fall

Weather:

All Weather

Time:

1 hour

Cost:

Free

What to bring:

Camera, Binoculars, Drink, Hiking Boots, Bird Book

Follow British Columbia's Gold Rush Trail and visit the significant sites along this once treacherous trail used by hundreds of prospectors during the Cariboo Gold Rush in the 1800s. Today, a highway follows the route with historically significant sites to visit such as Goldpan Provincial Park located in the Thompson Canyon which offers camping, mineral and rock collecting and fishing in the Thompson River.

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!

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From the entrance to Goldpan Provincial Park near Spences Bridge, British Columbia from Highway 1, Park visitors can enjoy spectacular views of the Thompson Canyon, the Thompson River and the surrounding landscape.
Located near Spences Bridge, British Columbia, Goldpan Provincial Park is a popular camping and fishing locale along Highway 1 in the Thompson Canyon.


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Goldpan Provincial Park is located park is located on Highway 1 - 10 kilometres south of Spences Bridge.


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