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British Columbia History

The Vancouver Public Library has extensive primary and secondary resources on the history of British Columbia. This guide is designed to help you begin your research on this topic and use library resources effectively.


The Special Collections Department, Level 7 of the Central Branch of the Vancouver Public Library, has many resources for researching the gold rush in British Columbia and the Yukon.

VPL Photo #14972 Leonard Frank, photographer Gold nuggets in hand, Yukon Territory, date unknown

Recommended Books, Maps and DVDs