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Barkerville Historic Town & Park

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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 7 November 2018
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 24 October 2018
Rick H
Axtell, Texas
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Billy Barker’s legendary gold strike on Williams Creek triggered a multi-billion dollar industrial revolution that literally built a province. Today, the extraordinary historic town of Barkerville stands as a living testament to BC’s golden...more
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14301 Hwy 26 E, Barkerville, British Columbia V0K 1B0, Canada
+1 888-994-3332
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Reviewed 7 November 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Laurie L
Reviewed 25 October 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 24 October 2018

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

Date of experience: May 2018
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..

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank BoliMoli
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

Date of experience: September 2018
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

Date of experience: September 2018
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

Date of experience: September 2018
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.

Date of experience: May 2018
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.

Date of experience: September 2018
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

Date of experience: September 2018
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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