Welcome to the New Pathways to Gold Society

The New Pathways to Gold Society supports economic development through heritage tourism, First Nations reconciliation, community projects and heritage events in the historic Hope-Bakerville/Gold Rush Trails Corridor of British Columbia.

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Who we are

The New Pathways to Gold Society (NPTGS) is a non-profit, non-partisan organisation working with communities in the Gold Rush/Spirit Trails corridor. Learn more about our Society and its contributions to corridor communities. NPTGS acknowledges the financial support of the BC Government.

What we do

NPTGS partners with First Nations communities, and all three levels of government to develop and deliver exciting projects supporting local economies and creating heritage tourism assets. Check out our portfolio of on-going and completed projects.

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, or something really special at the Alexandra Bridge Site on our news section.

Making the difference in communities from Hope to Barkerville

Through partnerships, First Nations reconciliation and working with communities and governments of all levels

The New Pathways to Gold Society (NPTGS) was founded in 2007 by a broad-based coalition of local elected officials, historians, First Nations representatives and others 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 Spintlum, whose leadership during the Canyon War of 1858 makes him a co-founder of modern British Columbia.

With financial support from the Government of British Columbia and other partners, NPTGS has raised and/or leveraged over $4.5 million for projects and contributed nearly $3.55 million to local communities. NPTGS is working on major projects all along the corridor to revive Chief Spintlum’s vision of peace, prosperity and cooperation along the entire length of the Gold Rush/Spirit Trails corridor and all of BC. We hope you’ll join us in this mission.