Gold River received tremendous media coverage worldwide in July 2001 when Luna the Killer Whale became a media sensation when he turned up in Nootka Sound after being separated from his pod in Puget Sound in Washington. Attempts to reunite Luna (L98) with his family were suspended, as the Mowachaht and Muchalaht First Nations believed Luna, or Tsuxit, embodied the spirit of Chief Ambrose Maquinna, who had died just days before the whale was first seen in the area. The orca loved to play around boats, and sadly this ultimately led to his death in March 2006, when Luna got too close to the propellers of a tug boat in Mooyah Bay, one of Luna's favourite places in winter.


Gold River Chamber of Commerce

Visit the Gold River Chamber of Commerce website at for all your tourism and business inquiries.  The Chamber Office, also known as The Vault, is located in the Village Square Plaza across from People's Pharmacy. 

BC Assessment

BC Assessment's inquiry, or public audit period commences January 1st and ends on the notice of complaint (appeal) deadline January 31st.  During this period, property owners are actively reviewing their property assessments and related property tax information.  BC Assessment's contact information is noted below:


Contact Form:  Toll-Free Number: 1-866-valueBC (825-8322)
Outside North America Number: 604-739-8588
Fax Number: 1-855-995-6209
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