What is NPTGS?

A non-profit, non-partisan organization, NPTGS partners with First Nations, communities, and all three levels of government to develop and deliver projects supporting local economies and creating heritage tourism assets.
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First Nations & NPTGS

We are dedicated to promoting a grassroots reconciliation process between First Nations and communities based on a stronger understanding of our shared history. Read More ›

Recent Projects

NPTGS has worked with its partners to build or restore heritage trails, launched/completed 18 major projects and staged 165 events, performances, symposia and lectures. Check out our projects portfolio.
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Contact

New Pathways to Gold Society
c/o 380 Main Street, PO Box 29
Lytton, British Columbia
Canada VOK 1Z0

NPTGS Blog

2007, 2017

An Evening with Barkerville’s Theatre Royal: A benefit for those affected by the BC Wildfires

Thursday, July 20, 2017|Blog|

Richard Wright and Barkerville’s Theatre Royal are taking their show on the road to bring a smile to the faces of people forced from their homes by B.C.’s wildfires. The first benefit performance will be held Sunday, July 23rd at the outdoor theatre in LeBourdais Park, Quesnel. “Mrs. McGinley’s Gold Rush Variety Show” is a high-energy production appropriate for [...]

1907, 2017

Cheryl and Mike fighting the fires

Wednesday, July 19, 2017|Blog, Cheryl and Mike fighting the fires|

NPTGS First Nations Co-Chair Cheryl Chapman and her partner Mike Retasket have been fighting the forest fires around their home since it started on July 7. They live about two kilometres from the original site of the Mountain House Stage coach stop that was built by brothers Jim and Bill Sellars, on the Gold Rush/Spirit Trail between 153 Mile [...]

207, 2017

A decade down that New Pathway to Gold: The Motherlode Travelling Musical Revue wows over 60 communities

Sunday, July 2, 2017|10 Years Down the New Pathways to Gold, Blog|

May-August, 2008: The Motherlode Travelling Musical Revue is a hit from Sparwood to Vancouver, Barkerville to Hope. This production (a joint project with the Newman and Wright Theatre Company, Theatre Royal, Barkerville) performed dozens of times in 60 communities in front of thousands of people, promoting the Gold Rush/Spirit Trails corridor, First Nations Reconciliation and the multi-cultural nature of [...]

107, 2017

A decade down that New Pathway to Gold: “Canada Day in the Canyon” kicks off a decade of NPTGS events

Saturday, July 1, 2017|10 Years Down the New Pathways to Gold, Blog|

July 1, 2007: The “Canada Day in the Canyon” celebration in historic Yale sees over 350 people enjoy of a day of celebrations featuring music, street theatre and living heritage. Performers included the Siska Dancers and Hayley Sales. the Lieutenant Governor, the Honourable Iona Campagnolo, was welcomed to the Yale First Nation’s traditional territory by Chief Bob Hope and [...]

2106, 2017

A decade down that New Pathway to Gold: Stephen Hume’s Simon Fraser Lecture Series captivates audiences from Prince George to Vancouver

Wednesday, June 21, 2017|10 Years Down the New Pathways to Gold, Blog|

May 22 to June 28, 2008: Stephen Hume’s Simon Fraser Lecture Series captivates audiences from Prince George to Vancouver. Award-winning author and Vancouver Sun columnist Hume brought his portrait of a man who worked closely with First Nations (and who deserves a place among the great explorers of his time) to 19 communities. The series kicked off at the [...]

1006, 2017

A decade down that New Pathway to Gold: New Pathways to Gold Society officially incorporated

Saturday, June 10, 2017|10 Years Down the New Pathways to Gold, Blog|

May 16, 2007: The New Pathways to Gold Society is officially incorporated under the Society’s Act. NPTGS’s first co-chairs are Lytton Mayor Chris O’Connor and First Nations Co-Chair Lytton First Nation Chief Byron Spinks. Chris and Byron were tireless in their efforts to support the Gold Rush/Spirit Trails communities and promote the new Society. Here they are in 2007 [...]