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Barkerville Historic Town, Barkerville

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Go back in time to the 19th century and experience life in a small town during the gold rush in British Columbia when you visit Barkerville Historic Town. The historic town was renovated in 1997 to become the educational attraction it is today. You'll be welcomed by employees adorned in period costumes performing jobs from the 1800s. Take a tour of the town, pan for gold, see a theater show, ride in a stagecoach, or take part in other activities at the site, which features hands-on learning. To visit Barkerville Historic Town and get the most from your holiday in Barkerville, create itinerary details personal to you using our Barkerville tour planner.
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  • It's been 20 years since we were last here! Did not disappoint. Our granddaughter enjoyed every bit of it. Took in the school lesson, had our photo taken in the old-time style (lots of fun dressing up...  more »
  • We enjoyed every minute of our day. The staff was wonderful and the history is amazing. I wish we could have stayed a few days. I will return. Thank you  more »
  • Lots of history, staff are wonderful. The introductory tour is superb, Lots to do and see, but one day is plenty Check out the Wells Festival down the road  more »
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  • Haven't stopped talking about the place. Has left us with many more questions and the desire to get the answers. Wonderful learning experience. Looking forward to a return visit.
  • Great place..lots of history..don't pass it by..you will really enjoy the walk about, stories, the restaurants..staff very friendly and helpful..do the gold panning you'll enjoy same.
  • Barkerville is the largest historic site in Western Canada and the main reason BC is a part of Canada. Original buildings refurbished and peopled with folks from the 1860s when Barkerville was the largest community north of San Francisco. From Mid-May to the end of September there is a variety of walking tours and entertainment. A stage coach can take you up the Cariboo Wagon Road to the Court House in Richfield where Judge Begbie presides. There are many buildings with fascinating displays. I recommend a 3 day visit, one day for the fun stuff, another day for the walking tours and a 3rd day just to enjoy the beauty of the area and maybe hike a little bit.
  • Went here after we learnt about Barkerville in school. I loved this place! We stayed 6 days and we just couldn't get enough of this beautiful historical town!! So outdoorsy and let's you live in the moment by not being to attached to your phones. I would absolutely come again
  • This is a must see. Wether your new to the old life or interested in how things were done back in the times that were truly tough. Go have a look around, buy some of their sourdough bread and enjoy the theatre royale shows or the comedic performances in the streets. Always wanted to go for a carriage ride? Guess what, your in luck, they will take you for a ride around barkerville which is a lot of fun. If your looking for something to do with the whole family, stop looking cause you all will have a blast there. There is something for everyone. Candy shop is always worth stopping in, have some Chinese food at long duck tong, or just walk through barkerville taking in the beautiful sites and go look at the courthouse where they still put on demonstrations of what the law was like. It's quite affordable and they have campsites available if you want to spend a few days there or just a nite. Go visit, you'll be glad you did

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