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Gold Rush Trail

Hwy-26, Barkerville, British Columbia V0K 1B0, Canada
+1 800-663-5885
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Barkerville to Likely

After wanting to do this loop for a couple years we decided to tackle it in early June of this... read more

Reviewed 20 June 2017
Jeremy S
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prince George, British Columbia
Wilderness road ... Cunningham 3100 road

Cunningham Road (3100 road) Wells, runs down all the way to Likely, BC. Make sure your vehicle... read more

Reviewed 5 June 2017
rmcda1
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Port Moody, Canada
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The Gold Rush Trail starts in New Westminster and winds its way north to Barkerville. Travelling the Trail, you’ll experience many fascinating “nuggets” of history as you voyage through some of the most spectacular natural beauty in the world, meeting some of the friendliest people along the way. Ever had gold fever? You’re about to embark upon a journey along the Gold Rush Trail that was travelled by gold seekers since the late 1850s who had that “gold fever”, hoping to strike gold. Both men and women journeyed into the great wilderness of British Columbia due mainly to the stories they had heard about “easy gold.” Though only a handful struck it rich finding the precious metal, many of these early pioneers helped to build roads, railways and bridges and establish the great cattle ranches and timber enterprises in British Columbia’s early history. There are countless unique activities to take in too! Experience a rafting expedition down the mighty Fraser Canyon, a hiking trip into
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“bear country” (3 reviews)
“wheel drive” (2 reviews)
“ghost lake” (2 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Hwy-26, Barkerville, British Columbia V0K 1B0, Canada
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Reviewed 20 June 2017

After wanting to do this loop for a couple years we decided to tackle it in early June of this year. We drive a Suzuki Sidekick with very good tires, No 4-wheel drive required on our trip but we did find some snow on the...More

1  Thank Jeremy S
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Reviewed 5 June 2017

Cunningham Road (3100 road) Wells, runs down all the way to Likely, BC. Make sure your vehicle, preferably 4x4, is in excellent condition, as there is little to no traffic on this road, other than the occassional logging truck.we only drove down as far as...More

2  Thank rmcda1
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Reviewed 3 May 2017

An amazing drive! Road is not the easiest terrain, we had a flat tire about half way through. Always fun to change a flat in the middle of nowhere in bear country! We must have been out after a big storm as we had to...More

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Reviewed 15 August 2016

I really enjoyed the drive lots of different scenery and little towns We stayed at green lake prov park...beautiful and then carried on to Barkerville.....

Thank Shidoll
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Reviewed 28 June 2016

Altitude up, so ice and snow risk most of the year. We saw bear and deer and rabbits and dogs on road, so DRIVE SLOWLY. Others have seen moose! Pretty in many places, road pretty much ends at Barkerville/Wells/Bowrun Lakes. Don't miss Cottonwood House on...More

1  Thank Cindy S
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Reviewed 23 June 2016

From turning east at the north end of Quesnel, the road quickly turns into quiet homes and then ranches and then back in time 100 years. Cottonwood house, Wingdam and Stanley all that long ago history waiting for you to explore. Wells and Barkerville waiting...More

Thank Tom W
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Reviewed 5 November 2015

We drove through the Gold Rush Trail, which includes some extinct towns such as Stanley and some towns that are barely surviving. Interesting to see for real, the effect of mining level to population and the subsequent increase in business or a decline of a...More

1  Thank May B
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Reviewed 29 July 2013

The Matthew River Road is a good 2 wheel drive road. Watch your speed though, the rocks can be sharp and damaging to your tires. Be sure your spare tire is road worthy, just in case. The route is well marked with Gold Rush Trail...More

1  Thank BCAlways
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Reviewed 28 June 2013

The Gold Rush Circle Road is a 3 hours trip from Barkerville to Likely, BC through absolutely stunning country. You don't need a 4X4 but it makes it easier and there are some spots where a low car could be damaged. There is very little...More

2  Thank dmc19751
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Reviewed 19 March 2013

Two kinds of people on the planet - those that have experienced the Barkerville/Wells/Bowron Lakes area and those that should. No matter what your background age or income, this value packed region will dig it's way into your heart.

Thank Getphoto
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