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Gold Rush Trail

HWY-26, Barkerville, British Columbia, Canada
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Type: Historic Sites, Scenic Drives, Trails, Cultural
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Williams Lake, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 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 signs, which also indicate the point of interest (always worth a stop) and the distance... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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71 reviews 71 reviews
26 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 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 traffic so take a decent map, water, food and let someone know you're using the... More

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Williams Lake, Canada
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53 reviews 53 reviews
8 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 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.

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Nanaimo, Canada
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2012

The professional restaurant staff were dress like old days, and the wood stove and tables and building are all old and authentic.

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Comox, Canada
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250 reviews 250 reviews
109 attraction reviews
137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2012

Its quite fun to travel back in time and enjoy this gold rush trail and the stories along the way. There is a real pride in the history of the area when you stop and talk to folks. We were surprised by the terrain, thought we'd see more wildlife, but the drive was beautiful up from Vancouver.

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2012

Very attractive tourist destination! Don't miss this great road trip on your way north through the Cariboo.

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Quesnel, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2012

This was a great way to spend a day. We had great weather and loved the history and mostly the surroundings.

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Salmon Arm, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2010

I am an avid backroader, own all the maps and prefer them to highways, it says this can be done in a car , you could you just have to go slower, there is one resort the comet creek opens in late June early july and then in the fall they open there hunting camp further down the road. the... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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113 reviews 113 reviews
27 attraction reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2008

As you go along the roadway from Keithley Creek up to Barkerville via the Likely road, you will come to many major attraction through out the trip. The road is very carefully marked, and you can follow all of the signs and you will end up where you are supposed to. The map that they give you is very accurately... More

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