The Gold Rush Trail Dog Sled Mail Run is living history over a 4 day annual event. For the past 29 years, on the fourth weekend of January, dog teams and dedicated mushers from near and far, who have been sworn in as official mail carriers have carried Canada Post mail in their dog sleds over the Gold Rush Trail to Barkerville. Special Mail Run envelopes are designed each year with artwork by local artists, printed and sold from this website, or at local outlets, stamped “Carried by Dog Team” and hand cancelled by volunteers in Quesnel, Wells and Barkerville, the three post offices along the route. Once delivered to Barkerville, this mail enters the regular mail system for delivery anywhere in the world. We welcome volunteers to take part in this fun event, and we encourage skiers, skijorers and others to participate in this run.
Contact: Wylie Bysted
Telephone: 250 255 6625
Mailing Address: PO Box 4175, Quesnel BC V2J 3J3
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