By the 1890s, it was becoming apparent that sovereignty and resources in Canada’s frontier northern territory needed protection. Again, the Mounted Police would be called to duty as advance guard to settlement, and as civil authority on the frontier. When Superintendent Charles Constantine arrived in 1894 with his detachment of nineteen men, he may not have known what lay in store for him. The discovery of gold in 1896, with its ensuing Klondike Gold Rush, would bring the Mounted Police in contact with some of the most eccentric and colourful characters in Canadian history.
Voyage with the intrepid crew of RCMP ‘St. Roch’, as it makes its historic journey through the Northwest Passage at the “Patrolling the Sea” exhibit, proudly sponsored by PCL. Join the manhunt for Albert Johnson, the fugitive “Mad Trapper of Rat River”. Contemplate the challenges and tragedy faced by the Mounted Police and their dogsled teams of the Lost Patrol, and finally, explore the RCMP in a Changing Artic display proudly sponsored by TD Bank.
The iconic “Beyond the Law” oil painting by Franz Johnston (also known as Frank Johnston) of “Group of Seven” has been fully restore and is displayed in the gallery. Presented to the RCMP Museum by The Robert Simpson Western Limited Regina.