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2019 MAIL RUN, 27th ANNUAL

January 25 - 27

Artwork by Christine Yaffe of Quesnel

The Gold Rush Trail Dog Sled Mail Run is living history over a 4 day annual event. For the past 26 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. Meet us on FaceBook, and explore this website for details.

2018 Mail Run Awards winners

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updated April 20, 2018

2018 Mail Run Photos


We are pleased to announce that Jeff Dinsdale has been honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Quesnel Volunteer Citizen of the Year banquet April 2018.
Jeff received the award for his many hours of dedicated work, including founding the Cerebral Palsy Association and the Grace Young Activity Centre. He sits on the boards of Step-up House and the Quesnel Canadian Mental Health Association. He also volunteers with organizations including the Quesnel Paddlewheel Association and the Gold Rush Trail Sled Dog Association. read more....