Visitors that are interested in learning about local culture, nature and the region's rich history can spend an enjoyable afternoon or a full week itinerary travelling the region, exploring hidden gems. It's typical for geotourists that are passionate about finding all the geocaches to spend a few hours searching for a geocache box at each location. This is a great way for Gold Country communities to promote travel to the region while retaining visitors in each of the communities and creating an environment where local spending from tourists is maximized.
This program was conceived in 2008 and was launched with partial funding support of Northern Development and a number of partner organizations. In fact, Gold Country Communities Society's Geotourism Program is supported by a vast array of project partners in the region including municipalities, regional districts, tourism operators, historians, First Nations and not-for-profit organizations. The program includes the Gold Country communities of Ashcroft, Cache Creek, Clinton, Lillooet, Logan Lake, Lytton, Merritt, the electoral areas of the Thompson-Nicola Regional District, and twenty-two First Nations communities.
This project is part of a multi-year program expansion that has been supported through a further investment by Northern Development: