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


21 06, 2017

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

2017-06-21T23:03:46+00:00 Wednesday, June 21, 2017|

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 [...]

10 06, 2017

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

2017-06-10T13:58:22+00:00 Saturday, June 10, 2017|

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. [...]

9 06, 2017

Don’t miss the Barkerville Aboriginal Celebration, July 15

2017-06-09T11:00:34+00:00 Friday, June 9, 2017|

Save the date! The 4th Annual Barkerville Aboriginal Celebration takes place Saturday, July 15th, 2017, 11:00 am – 4:00 pm. Featured performers include the Lhtako Dene Hoop Dancers, St’at’imc Bear Dancers and Xatśūll Drumming, Song, Storytelling (and is that NPTGS First Nations Co-Chair Cheryl Chapman in the bottom right corner of the picture)? This [...]

30 04, 2017

A decade down that New Pathway to Gold: Senators’ “Ladies of the Canyon” tour connects with corridor communities

2017-04-30T18:19:16+00:00 Sunday, April 30, 2017|

April 19-21, 2012: Senators Vivienne Poy and Dr. Lillian Quan Dyck toured the historic Fraser Canyon from Hope to Lytton as guests of the New Pathways to Gold Society. Poy and Dyck are prominent members of the Chinese-Canadian community. Now retired from the Senate, Poy is an author, entrepreneur, fashion designer, and historian from [...]

30 04, 2017

A decade down that New Pathway to Gold: Alexandra Bridge Project Community consultation held in Hope

2017-04-30T15:01:20+00:00 Sunday, April 30, 2017|

April 19, 2012: Nearly 50 people turned up at the Hope Recreation Centre to give their input into plans to restore Alexandra Bridge, as well as Alexandra Bridge Provincial Park. The meeting heard how the 1926 Alexandra Bridge structure – maintained by the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure – can safely carry pedestrian traffic [...]

20 04, 2017

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

2017-04-20T20:55:39+00:00 Thursday, April 20, 2017|

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 [...]

20 04, 2017

Twin Totems Grace Ice Caves Entrance

2017-04-20T12:14:18+00:00 Thursday, April 20, 2017|

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 [...]

1 01, 2017

Hipsta Alert! Xat’sull adds two new heritage trails

2017-02-18T14:42:28+00:00 Sunday, January 1, 2017|

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 [...]

27 08, 2016

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

2017-01-25T11:51:26+00:00 Saturday, August 27, 2016|

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 [...]