Cariboo Sam - Gold Miner Statue in Cache Creek, British Columbia, Canada

Cariboo Sam – Gold Miner Statue in Cache Creek, British Columbia

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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.

Cariboo Sam - Gold Miner Statue in Cache Creek, British Columbia, Canada

Cariboo Sam - Gold Miner Statue in Cache Creek, British Columbia, Canada

(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

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Cariboo Sam - Gold Miner Statue in Cache Creek, British Columbia, Canada
Cariboo Sam – Gold Miner Statue in Cache Creek, British Columbia, Canada
Val

Val is the founder and head road tripper at Silly America. Having grown up near Berwyn's famed car kabob, The Spindle, and a restaurant with a cow on its roof, her fascination with roadside attractions started early. Today, Val has visited over 300 roadside attractions across 31 states and is constantly on the lookout for the next BIG thing!

Val also blogs about her life, travels, and cats on her personal blog, Choosing Figs.

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