River flows into the head of Muchalat Inlet on the west coast
of Vancouver Island. The logging town of Gold River is approximately
14 km ( 9 mi.) north of the port, which consists of a public
wharf, two large floats for fishing boats and docking facilities
for float planes.
River can be reached from the west side of the island by M.V.
Uchuck that operates a freight and passenger service in Nootka
Sound, by or traveling Hwy 28, southwest from Campbell River.
instant town, built in 1965, was Canada's first all-electric town
and the first to have underground wiring. Today, Gold River is
a modern village with all necessary conveniences.
in the Gold River Valley, there is excellent fishing here. It
is also known as a spelunking centre and the home of the M.V.
Uchuck III. A converted U.S. minesweeper, The Uchuck offers a
freight & passenger service in and around Nootka Sound.
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110 m. (361 ft.)
Typical west coast marine climate. Cool and wet winters. Warm
summers, with day time temperatures in the low 20 degrees Celsius
MainIndustries: Logging, fishing, and tourism.
Great Walk is an annual fund raising event sponsored
by the Tahsis Lions Club. It takes place on the 63.5 kilometres
of gravel logging road between Gold River and Tahsis on Vancouver
Island, and covers some of the most beautiful and rugged ciuntry
in the world. The Great Walk has been sponsored by the Canadian
By road, take Highway # 28 southwest from Campbell River. Gold
River is reached from the Pacific Ocean by way of Nootka Sound,
and Muchalat Inlet. Regular scheduled air service and charter
service is available from Campbell River.
Facilities/Activities: Community Centre,
boating, canoeing and kayaking, hiking and caving.
Attractions: The Upana Cave System, west of Gold River. The
Uchuck III that offers freight and passenger service in Nootka
Sound, Esperanza Inlet and Kyuquot Sound.
Gold River, BC offers lodging at motels, hotels, resorts, bed
and breakfast, RV parks and campgrounds.