Home of the Gold
The B.C. Open Gold Panning Championship, held each May long weekend at the campground, draws competitors and spectators from Canada, U.S. and even Europe. The categories are :youth, novice, intermediate and expert.
A Unique Camping Experience
The Gold Panner Campground & Pioneer Village is situated at the entrance to the Monashee mountains. It is surround by roaring creeks, endless forest and Sparking Gold. Founded on a Chinese heritage mining operation the grounds, are surrounded with history dating back to 1840. During the 1800′s Chinese came to the historic site and mind gold for the emperor of China. This place still has gold through out the grounds. After searching and exploring the grounds you will be very surprised at the amount of Gold on the property and the surrounding area. The adventure of becoming a Gold Panner and learning the history is one that will remain in your thoughts your entire life. Its a piece of Canada so rich with history and heritage that it makes an experience of a life time.
Cherryville is located at the entrance to the Monashee Mountains south of Vernon B.C. Cherryville is a spread out community it is bigger then it appears. The actual “town” is located off highway 6 see a picture of the town hall below.