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“A great historic site worth seeing”

Mascot Gold Mine Tours
Ranked #3 of 5 things to do in Hedley
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Our 4.5-hour tour will take you to the Mascot Gold Mine, perched high on a cliff overlooking the Similkameen Valley. You will explore historic mine buildings, find out how gold was mined here and experience what it was like to live at the mine. You’ll enter the main portal for approximately 200m where you will be treated to our light and sound effects show and experience what it is like underground. The view will take your breath away – but the stairs might too! To access the mine site we’ll be hiking down a short dirt road and descending and ascending 583 stairs. Make sure you wear comfortable shoes or hiking boots, and bring water and snacks for the duration of the tour. The tunnel is chilly so remember to bring a sweater.
Vancouver, BC, Canada
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“A great historic site worth seeing”
Reviewed August 23, 2009

The Mascot mine is an old abandoned mining camp perched on the side of a very steep cliffside near the top of a mountain. The guided tour takes about 4 hours but almost half of this is driving up and back down the mountain. This old abandoned mine is really worth seeing but be warned, there are a lot of steps (about 600 down and then the same back up) so you should be in reasonably good shape to go. We had two guides for the tour and although one was excellent (I think his name was Derek) the other was really bad. He seemed disinterested and probably should be left to driving the bus. It's only open a few days a week so check before going.

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