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Our 4.5-hour tour will take you to the Mascot Gold Mine, perched high on a cliff overlooking the Similkameen Valley. You will explore historic mine buildings, find out how gold was mined here and experience what it was like to live at the mine...more
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
161 Snaza'ist Drive | Snaza’ist Discovery Centre, Hedley, British Columbia V0X 1K0, Canada
Wonderful experience. You will certainly understand about gold mining in the Yukon. The tour includes a visit to a roadhouse museum, active mining sites, and wraps up with gold panning. The guide, Oliver, was patient and a great gold panning instructor. Rubber boots are provided...More
Hedley is small but there are places to stay and I hear they plan to put in a golf course.
The big building in town houses all the historical stories and is where you take the tour
UP to the Mascot mine....fabulous! Early in the...More
Had the tour a few years ago and it was a great experience. Took friends this year and found it was closed for the last couple of years. Local first nation group were to run it and now complain it was not profitable enough along...More
Booked a trip based on this as an anchor point to find out it was closed for the year on arrival. The website indicated "seismic upgrade" but i called and the person in the office said they had no one to run it. Kind of...More
A totally enjoyable 4 1/2 hour tour. It takes almost a hour to bus up to the mine on a switchback loaded road out of another age. There are a lot of steps down to the mine (and back up to the bus), but there...More
We decided to give the Mascot gold mines tour a go after reading the great reviews and talking to the helpful staff at the museum.
The tour takes 4.5 hours and includes a short introductory film, a 1 hour bus ride up a steep windy...More
This was my second experience up at the mine. My first visit was just after it opened, and I was amazed then, and still am, at the ingenuity of actually building a fully serviced mine so high up and precariously perched on the side of...More
A 45 minute bus ride took us up nearly a kilometer above the village of Hedley, BC, on a very curvy road ( I think 29 switchbacks). Our tour guides shared some native cultural anecdotes and history as well as mining history in this region....More