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


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2004, 2017

A decade down that New Pathway to Gold: Cedar-Bamboo Rafting Expedition “home movies” shown

Thursday, April 20, 2017|10 Years Down the New Pathways to Gold, Blog|

April 2, 2016: Dr. Henry Yu and Sarah Ling show some of the home movies they took during the Cedar-Bamboo Rafting Expedition in 2013 during a lecture at the Chinese Cultural Centre Museum. The “Gold Mountain Dreaming and the History of the Cantonese Pacific” lecture was co-organized by Chinese Canadian Historical Society of British Columbia and the Royal B.C. [...]

2004, 2017

Twin Totems Grace Ice Caves Entrance

Thursday, April 20, 2017|Jobs Creation Partnership Project|

No foolin’ – April 1 was a great day to unveil two new twin totem poles carved by Canim Lake First Nation artist Jerome at the entrance to the Ice Caves site at Bridge Lake. The work of the Jobs Creation Partnership Project Crew was also acknowledged. Over 30 people turned out for the unveiling in front of one [...]

2202, 2017

A decade down that New Pathway to Gold: NPTGS celebrates 10th anniversary

Wednesday, February 22, 2017|10 Years Down the New Pathways to Gold|

  It’s our 10th anniversary! Can you believe it’s been 10 years we’ve been blazing a path down that New Pathway to Gold? The NPTGS turns 10 this year. You can race the Society’s origins back to the Feb. 2-3 2007 BC2008 (before it was BC150) community consultation held in Lytton. NPTGS has achieved a lot with its partners [...]

101, 2017

Hipsta Alert! Xat’sull adds two new heritage trails

Sunday, January 1, 2017|Heritage Trails|

The Crazy Ant Trail in Xat’sull has two new heritage neighbours. The Squiggly Bench XC trail and Hipsta DH trail both officially opened on Nov. 25. Squiggly Bench XC slowly winds up from Highway 97 towards Blue Lake and, from there, bikers and hikers have the option to descend via the more advanced Hipsta DH trail, which includes the [...]

2708, 2016

‘Crazy Ant’ Trail at Xat’sull/Soda Creek

Saturday, August 27, 2016|Heritage Trails|

The new “Crazy Ant” Trail at Xat'sull/Soda Creek opened on August 17 with an old-fashioned ribbon cutting. NPTGS First Nations Co-Chair Cheryl Chapman and Secretary Brent Rutherford were front and centre at the ribbon cutting. Behind the ribbon, from left to right: Crystal Cahoose (CCATEC), Krista Phillips (trail builder-Lead Hand), Chief Donna Dixon, Kyle Sellars (trail builder), NPTGS First [...]

806, 2016

Xat’sull Heritage Trails Project Prompts Overwhelming Response

Wednesday, June 8, 2016|Heritage Trails|

Want to know how much the community is behind the Xat’sull Heritage Trails Project? So many people wanted to be part of the crew building the network of multi-purpose trails linking to historic Gold Rush trails around Deep Creek and Soda Creek (Xat’sull) when it kicked off this spring, some folks volunteered their time to learn more about trail [...]