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


19 08, 2017

A decade down that New Pathway to Gold: “Kilometre Zero” marker heralds start of work on Tikwalus Trail

Saturday, August 19, 2017|

Friday, August 19, 2011: (SPUZZUM) Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon MP Mark Strahl and Spuzzum First Nation Chief Mel Bobb unveiled a “Kilometre Zero” marker that heralded the start of work on the Tikwalus Trail above Alexandra Lodge. The trail restoration articulates some of the 10,000 years of Spuzzum First Nations’ history in the area. The trail [...]

13 08, 2017

A decade down that New Pathway to Gold: Henry Yu and crew set out on the Cedar-Bamboo Fraser River Rafting Expedition

Sunday, August 13, 2017|

  August 20, 2013: (LILLOOET) University of British Columbia prof Henry Yu and his crew set out on the Cedar-Bamboo Fraser River Rafting Expedition, August 20-22, from Lillooet to Yale. A joint-project of the New Pathways to Gold Society (NPTGS) and the Chinese Canadian Historical Society of B.C., the expedition took a party of Chinese [...]

31 07, 2017

A decade down that New Pathway to Gold: Spuzzum First Nation First Fish Ceremony builds bridges to the past and between cultures

Monday, July 31, 2017|

July 25, 2015: The Spuzzum First Nation (SFN) invited the public to their First Fish Ceremony in their traditional territory. This community celebration of abundance and reverence for the natural environment that sustains us all took place at the Alexandra Bridge Provincial Park picnic area. The event also celebrated the SFN’s efforts to restore [...]

19 07, 2017

Cheryl and Mike fighting the fires

Wednesday, July 19, 2017|

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 [...]

2 07, 2017

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

Sunday, July 2, 2017|

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 [...]