Cariboo Sam is a big gold miner statue that welcomes you to Cache Creek, British Columbia in Canada. This friendly looking wooden man is located at the junction of Hwy #97 and Trans Canada #1. The roadside attraction represents the hundreds of gold miners who forged along the Cariboo Wagon Trail to the gold fields of Barkerville and Wells in the 1860s.
(Sorry for the poor quality of these photos, they were taken out the window of our rental car as we sped along on our road trip to Hyder, Alaska.)
Site: Cariboo Sam – Gold Miner Statue
Location: Junction of Hwy #97 and Trans Canada #1, Cache Creek, British Columbia, Canada
Hours: Always Visible
Cost: Free to See