THE CARIBOO GOLDRUSH ADVENTURE GAME
An Adventure Game exploring the 1860's Goldrush in British Columbia
In the decade of the 1860's, the Colony of British Columbia came to the attention of the world. GOLD had
been discovered on Fraser's River and in Cariboo - land occupied by Salish and Chilcotin Indians, as well
as by fur trappers and traders. The search for gold was a major force in opening British Columbia for
settlement and in shaping our landscape, our government and laws. The story of the Cariboo Goldrush is
an exciting chapter in the history of Canada.
In THE CARIBOO GOLDRUSH ADVENTURE GAME, join goldseekers along the Cariboo Trail
and learn how the goldrush shaped British Columbia. The Cariboo Trail begins in Fort Victoria and heads
north 500 miles to the goldrush town of Barkerville.
It is a hard trail. Many never return. On your adventure, you will meet many historical characters.
Sometimes they speak a different language, or in dialect, or they use words or phrases differently than we
do today. Pay attention to their stories and advice. Choose your partner carefully - his character can help
or hinder your adventure. Gain all the knowledge you can; take care of your health and keep track of your
wealth. There is danger and hardship at every turn of the Cariboo Trail, but a wise goldseeker could strike
it rich in Cariboo!
In THE CARIBOO GOLDRUSH ADVENTURE GAME Web site students use reading-comprehension
and problem-solving skills to relive the Cariboo Goldrush of the 1860's - a significant event in the
settlement of the Canadian West. Teacher's Corner provides information and lesson plans to help you use
THE CARIBOO GOLDRUSH ADVENTURE GAME in the Classroom.
Check out the Attractions link for more information on Historic Sites, Museums and
relics of the Cariboo Waggon Road that you can visit today!
HISTORIANS & DEDICATED PLAYERS
Check out the Primary Sources link to read historic
manuscripts, letters and reports about the Cariboo Goldrush. Review the Maps to locate yourself in time
and place. Also check out the Cariboo Music and the Bibliography.