Welcome to Chasing the Golden Butterfly, a guide for geocachers and all visitors to the historic heart of British Columbia. This is your passport to all the excitement and adventure that 10,000 years of stories can offer. This inclusive web of First Nations, Gold Rush, railroad, ranching and other heritage is not meant to be simply an echo of the past. Rather, it’s a link with the regions’ living history, one you can experience today by visiting these sites.
The title, “Chasing the Golden Butterfly” comes from D.W. Higgins’ The Mystic Spring, which tells the stories of gold seekers from the 1858 rush. But there are many kinds of gold along the rivers and valleys of British Columbia, as the First Nations have known for
millennia. From this website, geocachers can download coordinates and follow three characters along these routes as they look for their own personal golden butterflies. We hope you find yours.
Getting Started: Meet the Travellers
The Next Step: Discover the Routes
Moving Forward: Pick up your Passport from participating locations in BC
The Chasing the Golden Butterfly program is a partnership between the New Pathways to Gold Society, BC150, Gold Country Communities Society, Vancouver Coast and Mountain Tourism Region, Cariboo Chilcotin Coast Tourism Association, B.C. Transmission Corporation, Aboriginal Tourism B.C., and communities. It has the support of B.C. Husky and Mohawk retailers.