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Gold Rush Trail Sled Dog


The Gold Rush Trail Sled Dog Mail Run starts just north of Quesnel and finishes in Wells, approximately 60 miles (by road) away. Participants could spend the nights in either Quesnel or Wells and easily drive to the starting point of each day’s stage.

This year, Wells wants to 'accommodate' you with a special 3 for the price of 2 night stay in Wells.
The special offer for Mail Run participants can be downloaded here.

One of our dedicated volunteers is offering her residence to mushers and their handlers or family, free of charge. She has 2 bedrooms and a large heated shop where people can bed down. Plenty of room for dog trucks and trailers. Contact her at ph. 250-255-7400.

Troll Resort is the site of all of the “On Trail” Activities on Day 2 (Saturday), it is also the site of the Saturday afternoon Musher’s Sports and the evening dinner and Auction. Participants are able to stay at Troll. It may be possible to "crash" on the floor in the lodge on Saturday night only, which offers a heated place to sleep and washrooms with hot and cold running water. Those who stay in the lodge must provide their own sleeping bag and mattress and must be up and about fairly early in the morning so as not to interfere with the skiers who will be arriving for the day. There will be no charge for “crashing” in the lodge. A Musher’s Breakfast will be served at reasonable cost on Saturday and Sunday mornings beginning at 8:00 a.m., the snack bar is open all day and of course Lunch will be available for purchase at the Troll snack bar.


The communities of Wells and Barkerville are only about 5 miles from each other and while most of the Day 3 (Sunday) activities are centered in Barkerville, the accommodation and services are located in Wells including the wrap up.

The Hubs Motel is located directly across from the helipad in Wells. You are encouraged to go to the Hubs Motel website look under the heading Rates and Accommodations, where you will get a description of all room configurations and prices. The Hubs Motel is offering a special 3 for the price of 2 nights stay to all Mail Run participants. Contact the Hubs Motel, 1-866-994-3313. It may be possible for participants to share some of the apartment-style units in this motel. Everyone is advised to book early.

The Wells Hotel is on Pooley Street in the heart of Wells. Check their website at The Wells Hotel is offering a special 3 for the price of 2 nights stay to all Mail Run participants. For Reservations Call: 1-800-860-2299

The Mountain Thyme Guesthouse is located right in "downtown" Wells, check out their website  There is lots of parking for dog trucks very close by. They are also offering the 3 for the price of 2 nights stay to all Mail Run participants. Contact the Mountain Thyme Guesthouse at 250-994-2345

Regardless of where you stay in Wells, we have arranged for you to use the Visitor Center parking lot at the entrance to Wells as a place to drop your dogs for their needs as well.