Historic Sites in the Bridge River Valley

BRALORNE-PIONEER MUSEUM

The Bralorne Pioneer Museum Society was formed in 1977 to preserve the history of the Bridge River Valley. Open May long weekend to Oct long weekend. 400 Hawkes Ave, Bralorne. 1-250-238-2349

BRALORNE CHURCH

The Boultbe Memorial Church was recently restored by the Bridge River Valley Community Church Society. It is available for weddings and other events. www.BralorneChurch.ca

BRALORNE MINE

Once the richest gold mine in Canada, the Bralorne mine closed 30 years ago, but the town survives and with it, a portal to the past. The Mine has recently re-opened with the high price of gold. www.Bralorne.com

PIONEER MINE

The Pioneer mine is closed and the town deserted, but telltale signs in foundations overgrown with brush are still visible to hikers through the thousand acres of this mining claim.

WILL HAYLMORE SITE

The cabin of Will Haylmore, sub-miner recorder for the district. Located by the bridge in Gold Bridge where he also had a placer mine. Restored by the Bridge River Valley Community Association.

GOLD BRIDGE MODEL BAKERY

Operated from 1934-67. The first batch was 50 loaves for 5¢ each. Baked all kinds of bread, buns, donuts & cakes. Peak of production was in the 1950's at 6,000 loaves per week.

SUNSHINE MOUNTAIN SKI CABIN

Built by the Mine and was used by staff on the weekends. The rope tow cost 50¢ to ride & ski races took place through the winters. Local families still use the cabin and ski hill today.

BRALORNE-PIONEER MINE OFFICE

Served as the old mine office. Now operates as the Bralorne-Pioneer Motel and offers nightly and long term rentals 1-250-238-2321.

BRIDGE RIVER VALLEY CEMETERY

The cemetery was established in 1930 and is maintained by the Gold Bridge Community Club. A Remembrance Day ceremony is held yearly.

BRALORNE COMMUNITY HALL

Featuring a classic gymnasium and full kitchen. The hall has recently been cleaned and renovated and is used for community events and is available to rent.