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Barkerville Historic Town

Closed Now: 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Open today: 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
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A Must see

Everything about this historic site is Excellent and must see! For more nostalgia stay in Wells at... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Laurie L
viewing history

Friends took me to Barkerville and I felt like I was stepping back in time. You can just feel the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Rick H
Axtell, Texas
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  • Very good21%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“gold panning”(33 reviews)
“gold rush”(56 reviews)
“two days”(27 reviews)
With over 100 preserved historic buildings, this village is a representative of the Victorian gold rush era.
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14301 Barkerville Hwy 26, Barkerville, British Columbia V0K 1B0, Canada
+1 888-994-3332
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 27 August 2007

We travelled the Cariboo Gold Rush Trail through the Fraser Canyon on our way to Barkerville. The town is beautifully restored and has lots of fun features such as a stage coach ride, gold panning and wonderful entertainment in the Gold Rush style theatre. The...More

5  Thank Pentys
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 24 May 2015 via mobile

We visited Barkerville in May 2015. Prior to arriving, I called the St. George Hotel to books rooms. Although the advertisement on the Trip Advisor website shows "kid friendly", I was told they do not accept children under 12 years of age.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Everything about this historic site is Excellent and must see! For more nostalgia stay in Wells at the Wells Hotel very quaint but fun

Thank Laurie L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am a big fan of history and like to visit places like this. Now overall I liked the place but not the way I expected it. The building and the displays are good and some performers are also good, but some performances and acts...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Friends took me to Barkerville and I felt like I was stepping back in time. You can just feel the history of this gold town and see how these people lived their daily lives. I recommend a visit to this great old town to anyone...More

Thank Rick H
Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

I heard most Canadian school do trip there to learn history. They still maintains to show us lots of buildings such old style houses, shops, restaurants and hotels etc..

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Reviewed 25 September 2018 via mobile

Staff, and set up was wonderful. We did a carriage ride and old school photo op. Unfortunately I don’t share the love of history my husband does so I was a little bored. Now saying that I think I would have had more fun if...More

Thank AmberCruz
Reviewed 25 September 2018

We love social history and Barkerville does this extremely well. We started with the tour that gave us an overview, continued with the stage coach ride (another interesting introduction to the bumpy form of transport of cowboy times). , followed by a good nose around...More

Thank Leigh M
Reviewed 24 September 2018

bus tour from Kelowna . we took charter bus for sept. 11 2018 tour. This was the last week they were open for the season, we were not told this by the charter bus company. most activities were shut down. employees were mostly gone. no...More

Thank Linda S
Reviewed 17 September 2018

Barkerville is a very interesting place to visit and has lots of history. There is something going on all the time to keep a person busy. This was our second visit in 9 years and we hope to get back there again some year.

Thank Connie M
Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

We took a trip back in time and relived /checked out things we used to use and do. Good for families looking for the way some of the older days were. Road construction almost finished so the road should be good.

Thank David J
Reviewed 13 September 2018

My first time travelling up into the Cariboo region to attend a wedding, I extended my trip to especially come to Barkerville. As an active museum brought the town to life. To recognize the history of this site and area and to imagine such hard...More

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Deana O
16 January 2017|
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Response from jrjdouglas |
Hello Deanna: Barkerville's main season programming runs straight through to the end of September, so although you are correct that our visiting audience is a little smaller with schools back in, and the demographic of our... More
26 August 2016|
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Response from Anneamarie60 | Reviewed this property |
Email barkerville tourism directly. They will tell you.
18 May 2016|
Response from bonitomariposa |
We used the kennels , cost was 10 for a medium for the day. They are off to the side of the administration building outside covered. They do not look after your dog. You will need to come back a few times to check on your... More