For millennia, the First Nations knew this rugged route from the top of Lake Harrison to the Pemberton Valley and beyond was a special place, inhabited by powerful and playful spirits.
Gold seekers used it to carve out the Douglas Trail through its mountains and valleys. The southern portion of this route remains as tough to travel today as it was in 1858. Visitors must call the IN-SHUCK-ch First Nation office in Deroche (604-820-6873) to register in order to travel the section from Port Douglas to Port Pemberton.
The section from Pemberton to Hat Creek is accessible by automobile. Not for the faint of heart, the route is as rewarding as it is challenging. You can get your passport stamped at participating businesses, Visitor Centres and partner organizations near