Tuesday, February 5, 2013


Some history of the area, practice your esl reading!

Here's some information about the closest town to the ranch, practice your esl reading skills with it!

Near to our ESL Wilderness Ranch is a very small town, called Gold Bridge. The small village lies next to the Carpenter Lake, surrounded by mountains with Mount Zola to the west and Mount Truax to the east.

Exactly 43 people are living in the town right now, but at the begin of the 20th century the population was up to 1500!

As the big gold rush started in 1860 Gold Bridge was a preferred destination for many adventures who came there to find gold. The first gold seeker built over 60 bridges to make their way through the valley, which is the reason for the name: Bridge River Valley.

The result of that time are many gold mines, and some of them are still active today, but most of them are sleeping and you can visit them.

A trip to the caves in the wintertime is like being in a different world. For a few minutes you can see something fascinating: The stalactites which are above hang downward like an icicle from the ceiling and and the stalagmite is below and sticks up. Often the stalactite and stalagmite will connect, and become a pillar!


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We are a licensed guide outfitter and we conduct guided wilderness adventures throughout our 5,000 square km operating area. This guide area has been operational since 1880, making it the oldest in British Columbia. More about us HERE.

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