Barkerville is open and running regular programming despite the current BC wildfire situation.
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Out of respect for the situation facing many of our indigenous partners and First Nations communities in the central interior of British Columbia, we have rescheduled tomorrow’s 4th annual Aboriginal Celebration. Please join us at Barkerville on SATURDAY, AUGUST 12th for an amazing day of friendship, education, and entertainment as we celebrate the indigenous peoples of our region, province, and nation.

Barkerville is still open, and is a safe place to be, well away from the wildfires to the south. If you can, come stay with us this weekend and take a step back to a simpler time. You’ll treasure the experience.

It’s 1862. You are hand-digging through layers of soggy, worthless, frustrating gravel, hoping and praying the next shovel-stroke will expose a fortune in gold. Everyone says it’s crazy, but there’s too much at stake. Then, just when the outcome seems impossibly bleak, at a depth of 52 feet the ground begins to pay. The lead is struck, and the greatest creek side placer gold deposit the world has ever seen is suddenly yours for the taking.

This is Barkerville’s story.

Barkerville Historic Town & Park is a Province of BC owned Heritage Property & Park, and a Government of Canada National Historic Site. Barkerville is an authentic, unique world-class heritage experience.

  • Number of Annual Visitors: 50,000-60,000
  •  Number of Collection Items: 200,000
  • Number of Heritage Buildings: 107
  • Number of Heritage Replica Buildings: 62
  • Park Size: 457+ hectares; 1130+ acres
  • Number of Campsites: 161

Contact Us

Barkerville Historic Town
14301 Hwy 26 E.
Box 19, Barkerville, BC
V0K 1B0

Phone: 1-888-994-3332
Fax: 250-994-3435

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