Historic Hat Creek Ranch

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2 days/one night 

The year is 1865 – the height of the Gold Rush in BC.  Immerse your students in a two-day living history program where they will spend their days living the life of a gold rush miner.  Bring your own period costume and join our lively staff as your students stake their claim, choose their equipment, make their supper and sleep in a miner’s tent. Join us for an unforgettable experience.  Our Miner’s Overnight Program targets the grade 5/6 curriculum requirements but is easily adapted to older grades.  This program includes supper and an evening snack on the first day, and breakfast and bagged lunch on the second day.  Teacher’s Information package is available upon booking.

Sometimes shocking. Mostly fascinating. Always entertaining. Students tour both sites and learn about gender roles, expectations, and rites of passage for young people during the Gold Rush era.

Students will visit an original Roadhouse, ride a horse drawn wagon or stagecoach, and explore a Secwepemc village.

You can also select ONE of the following activities to include: Games of the Secwepemc, Gold Panning, Arrowhead hunt/Necklace making, Dancing, or Sklulukh (Bannock on a stick).

Students visit the Miner’s Camp, listen to a story, try out a tippy trundle barrow, and tour the Roadhouse and Secwepemc village. While exploring both sites they will learn the challenges faced by the miners and how they interacted with the local Secwepemc people.

Students will visit an original Roadhouse, ride a horse drawn wagon or stagecoach, and explore a Secwepemc village.

You can also select ONE of the following activities to include: Games of the Secwepemc, Gold Panning, Arrowhead hunt/Necklace making, Dancing, or Sklulukh (Bannock on a stick).

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