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Cariboo Gold Rush

Travelling into the Cariboo for a wedding and extending to drive to Barkerville starting with a... read more

Reviewed September 12, 2018
Vancouver, Canada
Scenic tour

We drove the Gold Rush Trail to and from Barkerville and were impressed by how well maintained it... read more

Reviewed July 24, 2018
British Columbia, Canada
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Sep 12, 2018
“Cariboo Gold Rush”
Jul 24, 2018
“Scenic tour”
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...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Hwy-26, Barkerville, British Columbia V0K 1B0, Canada
+1 800-663-5885
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Reviewed September 12, 2018

Travelling into the Cariboo for a wedding and extending to drive to Barkerville starting with a stop at Hell's Gate. This highway was easy to drive. The alternate passing lanes were frequent and very well marked. Beautiful vistas and wide open space. Its a long...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed July 24, 2018

We drove the Gold Rush Trail to and from Barkerville and were impressed by how well maintained it is. Lots to see along the way and lots of places to stop and take a break. Historic signs give even more information along the way.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank erl0324
Reviewed June 20, 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

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank Jeremy S
Reviewed June 4, 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

Date of experience: May 2017
2  Thank rmcda1
Reviewed May 3, 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

Date of experience: June 2016
1  Thank Niic1
Reviewed August 14, 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.....

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank Shidoll
Reviewed June 27, 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

Date of experience: June 2016
1  Thank Cindy S
Reviewed June 22, 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

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank tomwU3799VH
Reviewed November 5, 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

Date of experience: September 2015
1  Thank May B
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...More

Date of experience: July 2013
1  Thank BCAlways
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