Charles Jones Way (1835 – 1919, British)

The Fraser River at Yale BC

The Fraser River at Yale BC

Gift of Robyn L Fulton, 2021

Charles Jones Way was a British painter who spent many years painting in Canada, from Quebec to British Columbia. In the late 1890s Way, painting in Europe at the time, was commissioned by the president of Canadian Pacific Rail, William Van Horn, to return to Canada and paint the magnificent vistas made accessible to the masses through the construction of the transcontinental railway. This magnificent painting, The Fraser River at Yale BC, illustrates an idyllic summer scene in the mountains complete with figures enjoying the abundant recreational experiences these landscapes offered.