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Barkerville Historic Town

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Lots of History

Barkerville is a very interesting place to visit and has lots of history. There is something going... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Connie M
Saskatoon, Canada
Back in time

We took a trip back in time and relived /checked out things we used to use and do. Good for... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
David J
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  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“gold panning”(33 reviews)
“gold rush”(55 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
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Reviewed 4 days 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 4 days 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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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

Thank AnnaF4190
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What fun it was to go back in time to the 1860's while walking the streets of Barkerville Historic Town. The street actors and store staff make for a most enjoyable visit. We also took in a show at the theater, great actors and singers,...More

Thank AGPflyer
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My first time to visit the gold-mining town of Barkerville. (We were three adults.) For history buffs in general and anyone wanting to understand BC's colonial period in particular, it is well worth the detour (only one way in and out from Hwy 97, although...More

Thank Christopher W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a unique and immersive trip into a 1860s goldrush town. The street actors and staff in the gift shops are brilliant, friendly and very knowledgable. The beautiful mountain backdrop is just an added bonus. There are many things to discover and learn about. The...More

Thank Delainah R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I haven't been to Barkerville since 1976. It was awesome to be back and I had an amazing time. I learned a lot about the history of BC that I hadn't known before and it was wonderful to be transported back to a different time...More

Thank Kerrie E
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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