Category: Gold Rush issues

Gold Rush issues

Main Gold Rushes which are famous in Canada

From mid to late 19th century the gold rushes led to the permanent settlements in Canada and even at the American West Coast. The area from California to Alaska was the most important one in this regard and therefore it is highly regarded as one of the best stripes of the time. Canada also had several areas where the gold rushes led to about immigration of 100,000+ individuals. Though all were not lucky to get the gold they dreamt of but some were highly successful. There are many areas where the famous gold rushes of Canada made sure that the settlers come and the economy gets a boom. Fraser River, Cariboo, and Klondike are the areas where still various monuments can be seen belonging to that era. The aboriginal communities of the region were however not happy with the idea as they were largely displaced. Other Canadian provinces which are famous for the gold rushes are Nova Scotia, Ontario, and Quebec. In all these provinces large-scale mining was conducted under the supervision of local governments. Some of the gold rushes which were very small scale were mainly carried out in an accidental manner. Such gold rushes are not worth mentioning. (more…)