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.
I visited this Canadian roadside attraction on a road trip to Hyder, Alaska. Taking a British Columbia road trip and looking for stops? Also look for the World’s Largest Gold Pan, the Large Wheelchair, the Heart of a Champion cowboy statue, the Big Marmot Statue, and Mr. PG.
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(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