Summer is just flying by as we are fast approaching the August long weekend, B.C. Day.
The forecast looks like it is going to be a beautiful weekend to be outside, so why not consider taking a quick road trip up to the Gold Rush Trail and visit Cottonwood House on Monday, Aug. 4 for their B.C. Day celebrations.
The fun and excitement starts at 11 a.m. with heritage games, horse drawn wagon rides and guided tours of the grounds and of the Boyd House from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m.
There will be a live music performance from Joe Lonsdale from 11 a.m. until 1:00pm, and of course it wouldn’t be a long weekend without a barbecue lunch which will be taking place on the grounds.
This is a great family-friendly event at one of the most historically significant locations in the Cariboo.
Having been designated as a provincial heritage site for nearly 40 years, Cottonwood House has been educating residents, past and present of our heritage and history of the settlers who came to the Cariboo 150 years ago.
If the weather cooperates, take a walk on the trail system on the grounds to give you and your family the full experience of the setting and the way settlers lived at the site over a hundred years ago.
The Boyd family and successive owners have preserved this small piece of history so that we can teach the stories of the past to the future generation of British Columbians and visitors.
While you visit Cottonwood, be sure to share your excursion on social media using Destination B.C.’s hashtag, #ExploreBC on Twitter and Facebook.
This way you can show your friends and family here in B.C. or abroad the beautiful treasures that can be found right in our own backyard.
Have a wonderful B.C. Day everyone!
Coralee Oakes is the Liberal MLA for Cariboo North.