Island Excursion: The Caribou Gold Rush … Part 1

24 Aug

Gold Rush! El Dorado in BC

Gold Fever

On our recent (short) Vancouver Island holiday, Rose got wind of an exhibit at the Royal Victoria Museum called Gold Rush! El Dorado in BC. 

I knew this would be an excellent exhibit about an important – and one of Canada’s greatest Western events – The Caribou Gold Rush.

What would US and Canadian history be like without the several gold rushes that opened up the Western territories? Very different I assure you. Not many ‘gold rushers’ found gold, but they poured into these unsettled territories – thus settling and opening up the great Western wilderness.

Victoria BC Royal Museum - Gold Rush

Signs of Gold 2

In any language, Gold is Gold.

Signs of Gold

First you get to see an impressive IMAX presentation

Gold Rush Imax

Gold in British Columbia

GOLD

O what to do with all this gold …

GOLD 2

I can think of a couple of things …

GOLD 3

Bill Reid

Next:
The Caribou Gold Rush … Part 2

 

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