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


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 [...]

8 06, 2016

Xat’sull Heritage Trails Project Prompts Overwhelming Response

2017-01-13T10:57:42+00:00 Wednesday, June 8, 2016|

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 [...]

21 05, 2016

Jobs Creation Partnership Program Creates Jobs, Training and Heritage/Recreation Assets Along the Gold Rush/Spirit Trails Corridor

2017-01-13T11:02:02+00:00 Saturday, May 21, 2016|

The New Pathways to Gold Society is partnering with First Nations, local organizations and government to provide new skills for workers, new amenities for heritage and recreation sites and a boost to the Cariboo’s economy under the Jobs Creation Partnership (JCP) program. Five participants are working on the four-phase, $400,000 project that will see [...]

20 02, 2016

10 years Down the New Pathways to Gold: “Battle of the Birds” took flight at the Talking Stick Festival, February 2016

2017-04-20T11:55:58+00:00 Saturday, February 20, 2016|

The “Battle of the Birds” took flight at the Talking Stick Festival in Vancouver with a performance at the Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre. This ground-breaking community engagement theatre creation led by of Kevin Loring and his Savage Society theatre troupe is based on a traditional Nlakap’amux story. The production featured an award-winning [...]