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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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This is history and reality

This is not an attraction, this is not built to entertain. This is real and how it was back in the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Andy D
Awesome gold mining historic town

Our family along with another family visited Barkerville historic town on August 13th. It's about... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Jesse L
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With over 100 preserved historic buildings, this village is a representative of the Victorian gold rush era.
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good21%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“gold rush” (56 reviews)
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14301 Barkerville Hwy 26, Barkerville, British Columbia V0K 1B0, Canada
+1 888-994-3332
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Reviewed 2 days 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 6 days ago 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 1 week ago 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

Thank Brenda R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Dave M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank michaelbkolsky
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Barkerville is a great place to visit to learn about the history of the gold rush when visiting Prince George or Quesnel or you are on your way through to Prince Rupert. It has been on my list for a number of years and I'm...More

Thank Murray W
Reviewed 12 July 2017

Barkerville truly exceeded our expectations! The accuracy of the buildings and furnishings, the friendly, engaging characters around town, and the sense of living history enchanted us.

1  Thank NorthCountryWriter
Reviewed 10 July 2017

We really enjoyed this piece of gold rush history and ambience. The tour of the town was SO interesting and led by a very informed lady that told the story in character and good humour. We thoroughly enjoyed it! There were so many things to...More

1  Thank Wanda K
Reviewed 5 July 2017

I thought this might be another tourist trap that mainly sells junk souvenirs from China. I was genuinely surprised about how much I learned about BC history and gold mining in general. The few shops that are on site offered some very interesting items (along...More

Thank MaxBC
Reviewed 3 July 2017

Acting is fabulous. Presentations are outstanding. The Chinese cultural activities were world class. One of the presenters has PHD and other presenters included ballerina doing facinating long sleeve dance and gentlement with at east 6 ancient Chinese instruments. Shows at one and four now involve...More

Thank ComoxLib
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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