Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Gold Bridge and Bralorne

Doug and I are on holidays this week so we are continuing our quest to see Canada.  We are camped at Lillooet and are exploring the countryside around us.  Today we drove to Gold Bridge and Bralorne.

The Bralorne sign proudly state a population of 60.  We were told by a local that in addition to this there are "64 active miners" working the local gold mine.

If you look closely, you will see snow on the hill just behind this cute little church.

The sign welcoming us to Gold Bridge says that it's population is 43.  Wow, I wonder who gets to change the sign when someone moves in or out?

The main story to our trip was the road we had to take to get there.  Partly paved, but a lot of it was this slippery gumbo shown here.  Of course it was raining a lot of the way in, so it made the road a little more interesting.

We wound our way through this canyon with rock bluffs on one side and a raging creek on the other.  The road is not always two lanes wide, so we had to keep an eye out for oncoming logging trucks.  All part of touring the backroads of B.C.

Natures beauty was everywhere!

Once through the canyon, the road follows Carpenter lake most of the way to Gold Bridge.  It was a great day of exploring, but we are both glad to be back at our camper trailer, enjoying our view of Lillooet.

Tomorrow is another adventure, I can hardly wait!


  1. glad it is you driving and not me! Thanks for sharing the sights with us x

  2. Wow!! Looks like fun!!

  3. So I imagine we will see some blocks pictured in Lillooet? Have fun Linda!