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Barkerville Historic Town

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Address: 14301 Barkerville Hwy 26, Barkerville, British Columbia V0K 1B0, Canada
Phone Number: +1 888-994-3332
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With over 100 preserved historic buildings, this village is a...

With over 100 preserved historic buildings, this village is a representative of the Victorian gold rush era.

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We took a road trip to Barkerville via Wells during the summer. It is an original old mining town from the gold rush days with most buildings still in tact and in their original... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Sharon L
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Drayton Valley, Canada
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Drayton Valley, Canada
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took a road trip to Barkerville via Wells during the summer. It is an original old mining town from the gold rush days with most buildings still in tact and in their original state. There is an original theatre in the center of town where actors still preform plays. It began to rain when we were there so we... More 

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Delta, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Enjoyed our second trip back as empty-nesters and bought the whole package to enjoy two days. Gold panned, rode the stagecoach and experienced the shows. Loved the talks with the town's folk and was able to go back to school and feel EXACTLY how I felt back in the 1960's. All kids should experience that one!! Had great weather -... More 

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Helston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

My partner and I spent a day and a half in Barkerville, staying on site in The George Hotel. We spent the first evening walking round after closing, which was quite eerie. The next day we spent walking around, did one of the walking tours, the Cornish waterwheel talk ( as we are from a mining area in Cornwall, England),... More 

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Thank susieb20
British Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

This place has been on my list for years to show my boys some BC history. We finally made it and loved it. Highly recommend staying in the town as it was such a great experience to live there for three days - boys 11 and 13 really loved it. We were off the grid, living in a part of... More 

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Thank michellesU2028KY
St. Catharines, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

Worth the extra drive time from Quesnel BC. Provincial park ticket price is for 2 days if you want to break it up but one day should be enough. Those with walking difficulties will find it a challenge as town is built on a grade. The main street is not paved, as it was not in it's day, and the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

The guided tour of the town was excellent and filled with information. A lively and dynamic presenter. We were on a bus tour so our time there was limited. We are going back next year and plan to spend at least two full days there.

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Thank Deborah H
Coquitlam, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

My wife and I had both visited Barkerville many years ago on separate occasions (before we met!), and this was the first time back for both of us after a very lengthy absence. We enjoyed it before, and all we can say is that it's got even better over the years. As an example of a preserved heritage community, it's... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

This was our second visit with our family in the past two years. Planned and attended the festival which was really fascinating and wonderfully arranged. There were many musicians and performers including a lion dance; some being quite talented and some who were local. Unfortunately is started late due to rain so we left before the lantern festival and fireworks... More 

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Kelowna, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

I've been to many "similar" towns from Arizona to Ephesus, Turkey, but none impressed me more than Barkerville. My ignorance about the gold rush in B.C. was quickly turned into wanting to read and find out more about these important times in history. The town was so authentic, mostly original buildings, stories about families gone by, sometimes it was hard... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

Went with two teen boys and they had a blast. They definitely received an education in how to behave at school. The actors made it much more fun and educational. We came home with some gold and a longing to go back.

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