Guarding the Goldfields


Canada’s gold rush of the late 1890s attracted dreamers and schemers from all over North America. Guarding the Goldfields is the story of the men sent to guard the Yukon and maintain order.


"... Guarding the Goldfields is a valuable addition to any Canadian history or heritage collection. It provides a different perspective on an exciting era in Canadian history not encountered in the usual goldrush accounts."

Canadian Book Review Annual

"Guarding the Goldfields is both a valuable addition to the historical literature of the Yukon Field Force and a good read."

Canadian Defence Quarterly (January, 1988)

"Seldom is such meticulously documented first-hand material describing times long past so immediate in flavour and so absorbingly readable. Can be highly recommended to students interested in the gold-rush era and its attendant social problems."

Canadian Materials (May, 1988)

About the Author

Brereton Greenhous

Posted by Kendra on October 30, 2014

Brereton Greenhous

Brereton Greenhous worked for twenty-five years in the Department of National Defence's Directorate of History. He has authored, co-authored, or edited a dozen books on Canadian military history, including Out of the Shadows: Canada in the Second World War and "C" Force to Hong Kong: A Canadian Catastrophe, 1941-1945.