Visitor Information

Haylmore Heritage Site

Haylmore Heritage Site

Visitor Info & Artisan Gallery

Once the home of prospector and mine recorder Will Haylmore and now home to Visitor Information. Open during the summer months only. Check the Facebook page for opening times.

  • Site Tours
  • Gold Panning
  • Local Artisan Crafts
  • Visitor Souvenirs
  • Ice Cream
  • Free wifi
Gateway Kiosk

Gateway Kiosk

Visitor Info & Maps

Our NEW Gateway Kiosks have maps and all the information you will need on your arrival to the Bridge River Valley.
Find them at these locations:

  • Road 40 from Lillooet at the Yalakom Junction
  • Road 40/ Tyaughton Lake Road
  • Road 40 at the Gold Bridge bridge
  • Hurley Wilderness Road at the East Hurley Junction to Bralorne.


Visitor Guide

Download the Guide and start planning your adventure today!

Getting Here

Getting Here

Getting Here

The Bridge River Valley is Vancouver’s closest immersive wilderness experience lying 300 km north of Vancouver and 100 km west of Lillooet. The Valley is accessible by car, snowmobile, floatplane and helicopter.

About four hours from Vancouver and only two hours from Whistler, the  most direct route  in summer (May –  October)  is Hwy99 to Pemberton and across the Hurley River Forest Service Road which climbs a stunning 5,500  feet over Railroad Pass.  The Hurley is a summer 4×4 only road with snowmobile access in the winter.

Hwy99 / Duffey Lake Road to Lillooet and Route 40 to Gold Bridge is an alternate year-round route suitable for all vehicles. It is a combination of paved and gravel surfaces. This route crosses spectacular  mountain terrain complete  with waterfalls, wildlife viewing and takes approximately three hours from Whistler. Road condition updates can be found on

Another route is via Hwy 1/12 in Hope & Lytton to Lillooet which is 6 hours from Vancouver.

Road 40 is a year-round mountain road, well maintained by Interior Roads in Gold Bridge. The road is a mixed of paved & gravel surfaces. Always watch for falling rocks & wildlife. The drive is spectacular with the colours & water levels of the Carpenter Lake Reservoir changing with the seasons.

The Hurley Forest Service Road is a 4×4 road which is only accessible to vehicles in the summer. It’s a wild ride & the scenery is breathtaking! In the winter, ride your snowmobile over from the Pemberton Meadows to Bralorne. Hurley Road updates check  A card lock gas station is located in Gold Bridge and takes credit cards for gas and diesel.

Take a Circle Tour

Several Circle Tour Routes are possible in and out of the valley




In the late 1800’s gold prospectors traveled upstream from the Fraser River searching for the “mother lode” and discovered the Bridge River Valley and all it’s geological wonder and a gold rush soon started. During the years of 1933-1941 population was in the thousands and the area was booming. The last big mine in Bralorne closed it’s doors in 1971 and settlements like Bradian became ghost towns. Over 4 million ounces of gold was produced from the valley. Bralorne Mine is operational once again and the mine is milling gold and employs 50 people.

Several of these town sites are still in evidence today and include the existing communities of Bralorne and Gold Bridge, along with many abandoned towns in the valley such as Pioneer, Bradian and Minto which was flooded for the Bridge River BC Hydro Project.  Bradian is a ghost town located above Bralorne that is for sale!

Visit the Bralorne Pioneer Museum to experience the lives and hear the stories of the Bridge River Valley pioneers. The Museum has recently moved locations to Main Street in Bralorne and will re-open summer of 2016.

Find your own gold at the Haylmore Heritage Site, former home of prospector and mine recording officer for Gold Bridge Will Haylmore. The site is open May to September offering half day tours, gold panning and local arts and crafts at the Rockwall Gallery. Historical landmarks are plentiful in the valley. Serious history buffs, geocachers or families looking for an adventure back in time will find ghost towns, historical buildings and fascinating abandoned mine sites to explore.  Check out for nearby caches.

Bralorne Pioneer Museum

Sit back and view “Their Past Lives Here”