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

These dates and places of gold finds in BC, considered the most significant, have been compiled from various sources. The 1858 Fraser River Gold Rush, 1859 Cariboo Gold Rush and the 1864 Leech River Gold Rush are the ones that are most significant for the Black settlers.
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