Created by the Royal BC Museum in collaboration with the Canadian Museum of History, this exhibition focuses on the personal stories and sacrifices of Chinese migrants in the 1850s as they landed on British Columbia shores in search of gold.
The exhibition is a fascinating account of adventure, heartbreak and social upheaval. It explores how the gold rush not only changed landscapes and lives in BC, but how this monumental event changed China, as people flocked to a rugged land in search of fortune.
Through archival photographs and detailed storytelling, Gold Mountain Dream tells the story of how everything changed during this fevered era, as class and racial barriers were broken down and people seized the extraordinary opportunities that glittered before them.
This exhibition features content in both English and Mandarin.
Gold Mountain Dream is made possible through the generous support of the Government of British Columbia, the Francis Kermode Group, Tourism Victoria and the Royal BC Museum Foundation.