A Vertical Adventure!

Join us on a tour of
the incredible Mascot Gold Mine, perched
on a cliff face over-looking the spectacular Similkameen Valley. Experience what life was like as a hard rock gold miner, explore the mine buildings, experience our underground light and sound show and step back in time
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The Experience

Mascot Gold Mine Tours

Our 4.5-hour tour will take you to the Mascot Gold Mine, perched high on a cliff overlooking the Similkameen Valley. You will explore historic mine buildings, find out how gold was mined here and experience what it was like to live at the mine. You’ll enter the main portal for approximately 200m where you will be treated to our light and sound effects show and experience what it is like underground.

Be Prepared!

The view will take your breath away – but the stairs might too! To access the mine site we’ll be hiking down a short dirt road and descending and ascending 583 stairs. Make sure you wear comfortable shoes or hiking boots, and bring water and snacks for the duration of the tour. The tunnel is chilly so remember to bring a sweater. There are no snacks or water available on the mine site.

 

 

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Snaza’ist Discovery Centre
Before you visit the mine, make sure to leave time to visit the Snaza’ist Discovery Centre. Inside our exhibit hall, you can explore the history of mining in the Similkameen Valley. The Mascot Gold Mine was not the first mine here, in fact, Similkameen people have been mining ochre, chert and other minerals in this valley for thousands of years.  Our interpreters are happy to share their knowledge of aboriginal mining and trade and will give you first hand experience in the archaeology of the Similkameen.

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