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.
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.
- Park Size: 457+ hectares; 1130+ acres
- Number of Collection Items: 200,000
- Number of Annual Visitors: 50,000-60,000
- Number of Heritage Buildings: 107
- Number of Heritage Replica Buildings: 62
- Number of Campsites: 161
Visiting twice is equal to visiting as often as you’d like…
but only if you get yourself a Barkerville Annual Pass!
Single Annual Pass: $30.00
Family Annual Pass: $65.00
Single Annual Pass: $32.00
Family Annual Pass: $70.00
Adults (19-64): $14.50
Youth (13-18): $9.50
Children (6-12): $4.75
(5 & under): FREE
Family (2 adults & up to 4 youth/children): $35.00
Annual pass holders can bring up to 4 guests per visit & receive 20% off their regular admissions! Passes include a membership to Friends of Barkerville.
Admission includes entrance into the site for two days, as well as all tours, lessons & demonstrations. The stagecoach, theatre shows and gold panning are at an extra charge. Please see Merchant Directory for individual pricing and information.
Visit the Visitors’ Reception Centre to purchase (online shop coming soon).