The GCPS is a registered society dedicated to preserving the history, site, and memory of Granite Creek, BC. Membership is open to all.


Welcome to The GCPS ARCHIVE. This is your gateway to the biggest on-line repository of historical documents, pictures, and general information relating to the history of Granite Creek British Columbia.


Early Years

new Pack train at Granite Creek [00]

new A group of men at Granite [00]

Granite from across the Tulameen. Photo by George Dawson, July 23, 1888. [34]
new Very detailed scan of the above. (large file - 6.1 MB)

Tulameen River, looking up from opposite Granite. Photo by George Dawson, July 23, 1888. [35]

Placer mining operations on Granite Creek. Photo by Charles Camsell, 1909. [36]

Granite Creek. Photo by Charles Camsell, 1909. [37]

Wallace Hotel and Cook's store - ca 1888 [30]

Granite Creek Hotel with patrons out front - courtesy Babe Norton

Granite Creek after the fire. Early Coalmont in background. Barrie Cook photo. [33]

Granite Creek and Frenchy's cabin, ca 1890 [32]

Granite Creek 1890 [31]

Granite Creek townsite circa 1912

Granite Creek street along the river - after the fire

View along street - unclear

Granite Creek after fire - before 1912

Granite Creek 1901


new Bill Frew at Granite in 1954 [00]
On his left are Grandsons Bill and Roy Bilodeau. Roy is in the centre. The boys' mother was Greta Frew, who was Bill Frew's daughter.

new Robert Stephenson at Granite [00]

W. H. Holmes

Thomas Murphy

Sam Adler

Robert Stevenson

Granite Pioneers

"Judge" Thomas Murphy

Johnny Chance - circa 1890

Hugh Hunter and his Wife Jessie

Hugh Hunter - curtesy Princeton Museum Archives

Mrs. Holmes, panning

George Tunstall


Father Pat

F. P. Cook

Eleanor Irwin

The Cook Family


new Gold operation on Granite Creek [00]

Hitting bedrock

Flume and wheel

Dredge, around 1930


Third Bridge and Second Bridge being removed - courtesy Babe Norton

Second Bridge - courtesy Babe Norton

Foot bridge - courtesy Babe Norton

Foot bridge in winter

Third Bridge - circa 1915

Second Bridge - circa 1895

Remains of second bridge as seen from 3rd bridge

First Bridge - circa 1890

Artefacts and Miscellaneous

new A shard from a Granite Creek Hotel dish. To date this is the only known piece from that set.

If you have an interest in the history of the Tulameen valley, mining district, and Granite Creek
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