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Barkerville Historic Town

14301 Barkerville Hwy 26, Barkerville, British Columbia V0K 1B0, Canada
+1 888-994-3332
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A most pleasant way to experience the gold rush!

This is our second time to Barkerville and this time we were there for the Autumn Moon Festival. We... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Victoria, Canada
A great day-long historical and entertaining visit!

We spent a full day at Barkerville and that was about the right amount of time. This is an... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Dave F
Vancouver, BC
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With over 100 preserved historic buildings, this village is a representative of the Victorian gold rush era.
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good21%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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14301 Barkerville Hwy 26, Barkerville, British Columbia V0K 1B0, Canada
+1 888-994-3332
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is our second time to Barkerville and this time we were there for the Autumn Moon Festival. We again stayed at the St. George Hotel, this time for three nights. We had lunch at Wake Up Jake's and were never disappointed with the quality...More

Thank F P
Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent a full day at Barkerville and that was about the right amount of time. This is an outstanding example of rebuilding a historical town and making it both informative and entertaining. The actors doing the recreations were very good and they stayed in...More

Thank Dave F
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful day spent in Historic Gold Rush Town. Very interesting restored buildings, period attire, many activities from theatre to restaurants, shops, gold panning. Nice walk up to the oldest courthouse in BC.

Thank EndlessBlue
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I returned to good ol' Barkerville after a 5 year hiatus. We loved the new buildings (restored I mean) and the ever increasing variety of activities. Favourite spot now is the fantastic Vantage Point walk you can take up the hillside across...More

Thank Lordscottpg
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I used to visit Barkerville as a little girl and had very fond memories of camping there at the Government site with my family and now that I have a 10yr old daughter of my own I had been wanting to visit for some time....More

1  Thank Disney4Eva
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A group of friends that work together spend a couple of days here. We tour the site and share meals and laughs here. We stayed at the B&B, enjoyed Wake up Jakes for lunch, toured the sites and walked on a couple of the newer...More

Thank Time4RandR
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a wonderful experience. History comes alive right in front of your eyes. The displays are good. The Performers are very good; we loved it. So much to see. We spent 2 days there!

Thank Jojo4470
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is not an attraction, this is not built to entertain. This is real and how it was back in the 1860's when gold was found and the colony was dragged into Canada to avoid the loss of resources to America. We owe a lot...More

Thank Andy D
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

Our family along with another family visited Barkerville historic town on August 13th. It's about 100km east of Quesnel, BC. Over 130 years old buildings built by gold miners still preserved. Lots to do there in a day trip. A must visit site, you will...More

Thank Jesse L
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

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), stagecoach ride, lunch in Chinatown part of town,...More

1  Thank Brenda R
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Deana O
15 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