Children panning for gold in Barkerville Historic Town

(BC Heritage/Leif Grandell photo)



Two hikers admiring the views (Picture BC photo)

Two hikers admiring the views (Picture BC photo)

More than 300km/188mi of hiking and multi-use trails traverse the diverse terrain between Wells, Barkerville, and the surrounding area.

Pass through wetlands, meadows and mountain ranges or soak up history on trails used during the Cariboo Gold Rush. Choose from a variety of guided hikes or explore independently with friends or family.

Guided Hikes

Half-day guided hikes are available in Wells, including rambles to ghost towns and abandoned mine workings. Knowledgeable and experienced guides share secluded historical sites and allow plenty of time to explore.

Day Hikes

Williams Creek Nature Trail is an easy 2km/1.2mi hike. During the summer months, the trail traverses wetlands teeming with wildlife and meanders through acres of spectacular wildflowers.

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