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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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Step Back into Life During the Caribou Gold Rush

If you are a historical buff, love history and want to travel back in time Barkerville is a must... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Chris M
Edmonton, Canada
via mobile
An authentic looking reconstruction

Allow a full day to visit here, there is so much to see. A good merging of historic with some... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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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 via mobile

If you are a historical buff, love history and want to travel back in time Barkerville is a must see. The historic town site, located just a few minutes outside of Wells BC transports you instantly to the 1860's gold rush in the Caribou. The...More

Thank Chris M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Allow a full day to visit here, there is so much to see. A good merging of historic with some tasteful modern shops/facilities. We visited at the end of August and were surprised at how few people were there, although the site is large and...More

Thank Lynherlynda
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Always wanted to visit here and found that later in the season was a fantastic choice! Since we visited late in September there were hardly any people to have to compete with to see things. The characters in the town are what makes it more...More

Thank go4adrive
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband had never experienced Barkerville and came away very impressed. I had not been for 35-40 yrs. and love what they have done. As hard as we tried we could not get the employees out of character. One must take the tour and learn...More

Thank Brenda W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a great time viewing the buildings and attending the various shows. The admission fee includes two days entry and you do need the two full days to see all the shows as there are usually two different shows occurring at the same time. The...More

Thank bcguy2014
Reviewed 14 September 2017

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 13 September 2017

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 12 September 2017

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 10 September 2017 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 8 September 2017

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
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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