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Frederick Dally 
Hells Gate Canyon, Fraser River, the spot where many an unfortunate gold miner lost his life 
1870 (ca) 
Albumen print 
17.8 x 22.8 cm (image) 
The Royal Collection 
RCIN 2368860 
Photograph of the Fraser river running between a rocky gorge, known as 'Hells Gate' in the Fraser River canyon. On the rocks, wooden structures are erected from which hang salmon.
Hells Gate is located in the southern part of the Fraser Canyon and is the point where the Fraser River is forced through a narrow gorge 35 meters wide. Gold miners regularly passed through Hells Gate to gain access to the upper reaches of the canyon. It became known as Hells Gate due to the high numbers of fatalities that occurred when passing through it. It was also an area popular for fishing amongst the Aboriginal Canadians; wooden frames were erected on which salmon was dried so that the fish could be preserved for consumption during the winter months. 

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