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

10 Years Down the New Pathways to Gold

30 09, 2017

A decade down that New Pathway to Gold: Teachers discover motherlode of resources at B.C. Educators Symposium

Saturday, September 30, 2017|

Sept. 24-26, 2009: Some 20-plus teachers descended on Barkerville Historic Town for the “Pathways to Gold: Heritage Resources for B.C. Educators” symposium. The symposium brought together teachers, academics, heritage facility operators, aboriginal tourism experts and Heritage Branch officials to devise a strategy to capitalize on B.C.’s living history. It featured seminars and presentations showing [...]

29 09, 2017

A decade down that New Pathway to Gold: The Fraser River Lecture Series kicks off in Prince George

Friday, September 29, 2017|

Sept. 27, 2008: The Fraser River Lecture Series “River of Diversity” kicked off at the University of Northern British Columbia. The lecture was conceived and developed by Langara College instructor Rick Blacklaws (pictured here), who was joined at the first lecture in the Agora Lecture Theatre by Richard Mackie of the University of Victoria [...]

22 09, 2017

A decade down that New Pathway to Gold: Fraser River War Symposium casts light on this shadowy chapter of B.C. history

Friday, September 22, 2017|

September 21-23, 2007: The Fraser River War Symposium in Lytton sees over 120 participants listen to 11 presenters, engage in dialogue and share stories about this shadowy chapter of B.C. history. In the audience were First Nations representatives, local elected officials, business people and others. The central theme of the forum was the courage [...]

7 09, 2017

A decade down that New Pathway to Gold: The Motherlode gives finale performance in Lytton

Thursday, September 7, 2017|

August 30, 2008: The Motherlode Travelling Musical Revue gives their finale performance Lytton as part of the annual Riverfest celebrations. A joint project with the Newman and Wright Theatre Company (Theatre Royal, Barkerville), this production was a hit from Sparwood to Vancouver and from Barkerville to Hope. The five-player company performed dozens of times [...]

31 08, 2017

A decade down that New Pathway to Gold: Proff vs. Toff” Debate draws huge crowd during a dark and stormy afternoon at Lytton

Thursday, August 31, 2017|

August 30, 2008: The Great Bulwer Lytton (“Proff vs. Toff”) Debate draws a huge crowd during a dark and stormy afternoon at Lytton’s Riverfest celebrations. Over 200 people watched the great-great-great-grandson of Sir Edward Bulwer Lytton, the Honourable Henry Lytton Cobbold, debate San Jose State University’s Professor Scott Rice (head of the Bulwer-LyttonWriting contest [...]

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 [...]