Gold River, BC, Canada is a small village located at the heart of Vancouver Island neighbouring the Gold and Heber Rivers, and the Pacific Ocean. The village is referred to as "The Gateway to the Nootka Sound".
Activities most enjoyed in the Village of Gold River and the surrounding areas include boating, fishing, ocean and river kayaking, flightseeing, wildlife watching tours, hiking, golfing, sailing, scuba diving, boat cruises, backpacking, mountain biking, rock climbing, wilderness camping and caving.
A few of the more popular activity and sightseeing park and trail destinations located in Gold River and the surrounding area includes Nootka Island Trail, Upana Caves, Star Lake, Crest Creek Cragg, Antler Lake and the Strathcona Provincial Park. ( View Parks )
The most visited sightseeing attraction in Gold River, British Columbia is Friendly Cove (Yuquot) on Nootka Island. The community of Yuquot in Nootka Sound bares a large historical significance to the birth of Canada. It was here on the shores of Nootka Island where Chief Maquinna first met the European explore James Cook in 1778. It was the first recorded European and First Nation meeting on land.
Services important to vacation planning in and around the community of Gold River, BC includes accommodations (motel, inns, vacation homes, bed and breakfast, rental suites), tours, guides, campgrounds, pubs, restaurants, gas station, gift stores, liquor store, bank and transportation services including taxi, floatplanes and water taxi (cruises).