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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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  • You really need a couple of days to see and do all there is in Barkerville. There is lots to read about if you have the time.  more »
  • Great spot to visit - take the Chinatown and Historic Town walking tours.....very informative and fun !! So much to do .... can spend 2-3 days here for sure !! Enjoy all this historic venue gas to off...  more »
  • We stayed in Wells and made a quick trip to Barkerville before heading out for PG. We chose to explore the town on our own. We arrived early and there were very few people there. It was such a treat t...  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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
  • This is one of my favourite historical sites. Barkerville is a restored gold era town. It has about 500 meters of restored buildings. Actors populate the buildings and tell you about life at the time of the gold rush. Entrance is by donation. The stores sell foods and products from the past. We bought a cast iron pot for cooking stews etc. I prefer using it to modern expensive cookware.
  • Had a great time at Barkerville. Lots to see and learn. It is up to each person to get the experience that they want. The actors were really good (at least the ones I watched) and very informative. Had a done my homework, I would had booked accommodation on site.