This year is the 200th anniversary of Simon Fraser’s journey down the Fraser and BC’s 150th anniversary we are featuring a Yale based program that can be tailored to a variety of ages.

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In 2008 we are also working with several partners offering river based educational programs.

1858 Gold Rush Heritage River Tours

This year is the 150 anniversary of the Fraser River Gold Rush. Together with the the Yale Historic Site we are offering a rafting trip and museum tour package.

You will travel by raft to Hill’s Bar, the site of the gold strike that started the Fraser River Gold Rush in 1858.

This three hour package includes a guided tour through St. John the Divine Church (1863) the Yale Museum (Creighton house – 1870′s), gold panning, a walking tour and a river trip on the Fraser River from Yale to Hope.

The Yale to Hope float trip can be combined with accommodation in the Historic Teague House, meals, campfire stories and some great hiking for a BC 150 Anniversary Field trip

Fraser River Journey

12 days August 3 – 14th

This is a community driven outdoor educational program for aboriginal youth.

This leadership program uses theFraser River’s cultural and environmental resources as its classroom. This year’s journey will run from Quesnel to Hope with stops in communities along the way.
Contact Phyllis Jack at Canoe Creek or Rick Blacklaws.


Sustainable Living Leadership Program (SLLP)

Experience the Fraser River this summer! Register for the Rivershed Society of BC‘s, exciting three-week outdoor education program which focuses on salmon, stewardship and sustainability.

We’ll travel by raft, canoe and on foot,1,200 km;down the Fraser River one of the world’s great salmon rivers. The program includes readings, activities and discussions on leadership, problem solving, team building, critical thinking, the Fraser River, watersheds,ecosystems,water cycle, resource use, green economy, ecological footprint,sustainable living, simplicity, bioregionalism, deep ecology, fisheries,environmental education, food and project planning. It also includes interaction with the RSBC’s extensive network of First Nation and Non-native Fraser River Community Stewards.
For more information on how to apply, visit

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