In 1858 word of gold rang out in the Fraser Canyon, setting off a dramatic migration of people and propelling this once remote region of western North American into the modern age.
Witness this fascinating era of history come to life again with Gold Rush! El Dorado in BC starting May 13, 2015 at the Royal British Columbia Museum in Victoria.
Helijet is proud to be the Local Air Transportation Provider for Gold Rush! El Dorado in BC and help get you up close with the historic exhibit.
Through interactive displays, rare artifacts and an international perspective, this fascinating exhibition will showcase the far-reaching impact of the gold rush, as class and racial barriers were broken down and people seized the extraordinary opportunities that glittered before them.
Visitors can marvel at the dazzling Turnagain Nugget, the largest existing gold nugget from BC at 1,642g (52 oz.), see a real stagecoach on loan from the Historic O’Keefe Ranch, and witness the cultural influences of gold through the Bill Reid gold box, just a sampling of the more than 400 objects on display.
Gold Rush! includes the exclusive North American engagement of Allure of Gold, a companion exhibition of pre-Hispanic gold art, on loan from the Museo del Oro in Bogotá, Colombia. This remarkable collection showcases the central role this sacred metal occupied in the life of indigenous people in Colombia. This will be the only opportunity in North America to see these objects together, some of them on tour for the first time outside Colombia.
Also on display will be a rich array of historic and contemporary treasures from partner institutions, such as the Guinness World Record-holding million dollar coin from the Royal Canadian Mint, on display from May 13 to June 14 only.
Start planning your trip to the Royal British Columbia Museum today, remember Kids Fly Free on Helijet so it’s a great way to spend the day with the whole family! Call us today 1.800.665.4354