Available in French or English.
Some say that Western Canada began with the railway. In fact, it began with a gold rush.
Relive the tumultuous days of gold’s discovery in British Columbia’s Fraser Canyon. Travel back to 1858 and meet some of the tens of thousands of fortune-seeking prospectors who dreamed of astonishing finds — like the huge Turnagain Nugget. Find out how the gold rush attracted thousands of miners and entrepreneurs of various social and ethnic origins and forever transformed this once-remote region of the Pacific North West.
Through photographs, artwork and artifacts — including miner’s tools, a real stagecoach and an exquisite gold box carved by Haida artist Bill Reid — this souvenir catalogue tells the fascinating story of gold’s timeless allure.
The Royal Museum Shop is operated by the Royal BC Museum Foundation. All proceeds from the sale of merchandise go directly towards supporting the many fine programs and special events at the Royal BC Museum.