British Columbia has its fair share of ghost towns and others that still have occupants but are so small that most people don’t even know they exist. And that’s the case for Gold Bridge.
It was a town that was once flourishing, all thanks to its next door neighbour Bralorne Pioneer Mine—which brought in a lot of people in the 1920s.
But now the lonely little town is home to a very small community of residents. But it still has a hotel, a grocery/hardware/liquor store and a gas station.
According to Statistics Canada, in 2016 Gold Bridge had a population of 25. Which is up from 2011, when there was only 10.
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What it lacks in “downtown” it makes up for in nature. A true mountain town, the community has the most serene backdrop of mountain peaks and rushing rivers.
Which is what makes people visit here—it’s a great spot for outdoor enthusiasts who enjoy snowmobiling, heli-skiing or collecting unique and historic rocks. It even has a tiny golf-course, with nine holes.
You can also explore abandoned mine sites nearby or search for gold at the Haylmore Heritage Site.
Location: The unincorporated community is in the Bridge River Country, North of Pemberton. It’s about a 6.5-hour trek from Vancouver.
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