1851 – 1898: The BC gold rush period lasted for about 50 years

Here are the dates and places of important gold finds in BC. The 1858 Fraser River Gold Rush, 1859 Cariboo Gold Rush and the 1864 Leech River Gold Rush are the most significant in BC Black history.
1851 Haida Gwaii Gold Rush
1858 Fraser River Gold Rush*
1859 Cariboo Gold Rush*
1864 Leech River (Vancouver Island) Gold Rush*
1865 Big Bend Gold Rush
1873 Cassiar Gold Rush
1885 Granite Creek Gold Rush
1898 Atlin Gold Rush