1. Panning for gold is so fun! I remember doing it with my dad when I was ten years old. We went to Barkerville and they taught us how to pan. My old pan is still probably lying around my parents house somewhere. Great times!

  2. Anonymous

    Where is a good easy spot to take my son from Smokey bear camp ground? This is where we are staying and don’t really want to get to far away from this area. Thank you in advance

    • Margarita


      You are by Revelstoke, so the one that is closest to you is No. 4 (look at the map above).
      I did a search and this panning reserve is about 100 km north of your place.
      Here are the screenshots that will help you get there.

      Have a happy time with your son, and please let me know how was it!

  3. HOWARD hughes

    I have checked on recreational hand panning a pan and shove are the only things that can be used no metal detectors can be used

    • Margarita

      Hi Howard,

      Thank you for letting me know that – just updated it! (might have changed in the recent years).

      If you are going gold panning this summer, sending you big luck!

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