Fraser River and Cariboo Gold Rush Maps
Here are two maps which show British Columbia during the time of the Fraser River and Cariboo gold rush.
During the gold rush years of 1858 – 1862, tens of thousands of gold miners came to the lower Fraser River and settlements sprung up around the bars which are named below. Later, roadhouses were established on the Harrison-Lillooet route which became popular before the completion of the Cariboo Wagon Road.
In 1860, “Doc” Keithley discovered gold in a creek that now bears his name. Two years later Cornish miner Billy Barker dug a shaft and the town of Barkerville sprouted up around it, marking the beginning of the Cariboo Gold Rush.