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Barkerville Historic Town

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Open today: 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Very interesting place

I heard most Canadian school do trip there to learn history. They still maintains to show us lots... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Victoria, Canada
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Was wonderful just.....

Staff, and set up was wonderful. We did a carriage ride and old school photo op. Unfortunately I... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Amberleigh D
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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
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago 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 Amberleigh D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 5 weeks ago

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 5 weeks ago 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

Thank AllaninWanderland
Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

We happened to find out about this jewel and so happy we took the side trip. It is a wonderful example of a gold mining town with reenactments, many period buildings furnished with authentic antiques and great stores and restaurants.

Thank Keith F
Reviewed 3 September 2018

Came over not really sure what to expect, but when tour started, makes sense then. Characters are really good and you can look at everything yourself. Also take a trip to the courthouse, the two guys doing it when we were there, late August, and...More

Thank scots W
Reviewed 30 August 2018

Best piece of advice I can give - stay at the St Georges Hotel! If you stay there you are staying IN the park for the night so when the gates close and the public leave you have the park to yourself! There is a...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