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 on your trip to Barkerville, use our Barkerville trip maker website .
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  • Whenever I travelled there, there are always news things in this historic town, updated facilities, new programs.  more »
  • Barkerville is like a fortress. You only come when one spoke at the tourist office. Cars never come into it. You can get his luggage only in a stroller to the pension. So beware of too much luggage! Barkerville is historical. You can admire a church, school, blacksmith, saloon, and much more. Of course everything on tourists is laid out, but it's fun.
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  • Barkerville is a recreation of the 1860's Gold Rush town, located on the original site. Many stores are open for business with the proprietors in period costume. Many more are mini museums (Doctor's o...  more »
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  • Lots of new things going on new activities each year. We have a skating rink and a tube sled run. Snow shoe rentals, skate rentals, kick sled rentals. Cottages will be ready be the end of February. Snowmobiles are more then welcome we have new trails open.
  • Always love barkerville but I'm a little disappointed in the fact that there's Wi-Fi now it takes away from the old historic part of the town
  • This was a very cool place to visit, I will be back. I want to buy some of the cast iron products they sell here!
  • Amazing experience celebrating British Columbia's gold rush beginning!
  • Amazing and immersive pioneer experience! Our family loves barkerville so much we try to go once a year! What better way to learn about Canadian Caribou history, than to put yourself right into it? Everyone who works here acts in character and period appropriate, referring to us visitors as people from the future. The only difficulty we had was understanding this year's cast at the theatre royal - very fast paced and accented speech made it difficult for the little ones ears to decipher. Overall very fun! Stop by Wake Up Jakes and the local bakery!

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