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During the gold rush, Gold Country was a resting place for weary travelers on their way to the Lower Mainland. Located at the junction of the Trans-Canada Highway 1 and Cariboo Highway 79, Gold Country remains a beautiful oasis for many.
Gold Country History
Surrounded by wide, rolling meadows and beautiful mountain terrain, Gold Country has a deep and rich history. Before miners, ranchers and settlers named it ‘Cache Creek’, Gold Country was home to the nomadic Shuswap Nation.
With its gently rolling meadows and abundance of scenery, Gold Country is the ideal setting for horse riding. There is also ample opportunity to view wildlife, desert flowers and other unique species. The enthusiastic historian will also feel at home nestled within the region's rich history.
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Gold Country Geotourism!
Explore Gold Country’s rich history by using GPS points or treasure hunt clues and discover boxes cached throughout Gold Country. This event is fun, knowledgeable, free and active! It’s excellent family fun for the whole family.
This activity is truly unique. It is the first of its kind in British Columbia and features 144 sites throughout the Gold Country Region.
Fish a lake a day!
Populated by numerous lakes, Gold Country is perfect for the avid fisherman! With one of the prefered mottos of Merritt, "A Lake a Day as Long as You Stay", this area is known for some of the best flyfishing in the world. Spin casters are also warmly welcomed. Fishermen can also stay at a variety of camping areas and RV parks. For example, Claybanks RV Park, right in the heat of Merrit located on the banks of Coldwater River, is an excellent place to stay!
Cross Country Skiing
With beautiful sunny days and deep-powdery terrain, visitors to Clinton can enjoy an abundance of cross-country skiing.
Visitors can check out the groomed routes at Big Bar Ski Trails, located just 20 minutes north of Clinton. This area offers 50km of cross country ski trails which offer stunning views of the Marble Range. Adventurous cross country skiers can venture out and explore wilderness skiing at Lime Mountain or a myriad of other locations situated throughout the Cariboo Chilcotin Coast region.
Explore Historic & Heritage Sites
With over 20 in-town historic and heritage sites, Clinton offers visitors a glimpse into a rich history. Visitors can complete a day of touring at the Clinton Museum, constructed over 100 years ago!
For even more historic and heritage sites in the surrounding Cariboo Chilcotin Coast region, visitors can drive along the Clinton Historic Route that begins (and ends) in Clinton.