Gold River is located on the West Coast of Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada. This small village is the gateway to Nootka Sound and Tahsis. Gold River has a population of approximately 1400 people and is a popular destination for fishing, camping, hiking, kayaking, sightseeing and more.
Located at the entrance to Gold River on Hwy 28, the Gold River Visitor Centre is housed in a beautiful heritage building. This is a great place to stop and stretch your legs after the long trip across the island. Washroom facilities, pay phone, sani-station and potable water. The Visitor Centre has lots of free information and maps for Gold River, Tahsis and Nootka Sound. You can learn about all the things to do in town and tourist locations nearby.
If still available, a pamphlet you should pickup is called "Tahsis - The Road to Adventure" which contains a wide-range of information between Gold River and Tahsis, everything from hiking the Nootka Trail, exploring the Upana Caves, Windsurfing, Kayaking and more!
We also recommend getting the "Gold River, Jewel of the Isle" if available. Its a small paper book produced by the Village of Gold River and contains lots of information about local businesses, history of Gold River and directions to popular tourism locations.
Hwy 28 & Scout Lake Rd
Gold River, British Columbia