The New Pathways to Gold Society

We support economic development through heritage tourism development, Indigenous Reconciliation, Multiculturalism community projects, and heritage events. New Pathways to Gold’s focus is on communities in the historic Hope-Barkerville Gold Rush/Spirit Trails Corridor of British Columbia.

New Pathways to Gold: Who We Are

Who we are

NPTGS is a non-profit, non-partisan organization working with communities in the Gold Rush/Spirit Trails corridor. NPTGS acknowledges the financial support of the Provincial and Federal Governments.

New Pathways to Gold: What We Do

What we do

We partner with Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities, all levels of government, and businesses to develop and deliver projects that support local economies and create heritage tourism assets.

New Pathways to Gold: How We Do It

How we do it

There’s always something new happening along the Gold Rush/Spirit Trails corridor. Keep up to date whether it’s an ancient trail getting a new lease on life or a new amenity being added to a community.

Making the difference in communities through partnerships, Indigenous Reconciliation, and working with communities, businesses, and all levels of governments.

The New Pathways to Gold Society (NPTGS) was founded in 2007 by a broad-based coalition of local elected officials, historians, Indigenous representatives and others. Together we are responding to the need to re-invent the historic Gold Rush/Spirit Trails corridor between Hope and Barkerville. The Society is inspired by the example of Chief Cexpe’nthlEm, whose leadership during the Canyon War of 1858 makes him a co-founder of modern British Columbia.

With financial support from the Governments of British Columbia and Canada as well as other partners, NPTGS has raised and/or leveraged nearly $8 million for projects and invested in local communities. NPTGS is working on major projects all along the corridor to revive Chief Cexpe’nthlEm’s vision of peace, prosperity and cooperation along the entire length of the Gold Rush/Spirit Trails corridor and all of B.C. We hope you’ll join us in this mission.