Family Day Weekend Celebrations

Saturday – Monday,  February 15 – 17, 2020

11 am – 4 pm Daily

Admission on Saturday & Sunday:

Adults: $10, Youth & Seniors: $5, Children 5 and under: Free

Free Admission on Monday

Free admission made possible thanks to the support of the B.C. government

Schedule of Events

This Family Day, Barkerville’s historic main street will come alive for the entire weekend! Join us for winter exhibits, games, performances, bonfires, and more with some of your favourite historic interpreters. 

Schedule Of Events

  • 11:10 am: Victorian Town Tour
  • 11:20 am: Amazing Tales from the Goldrush Trail
  • 11:45 am: Life of the Law
  • 12:30 pm: Street scene
  • 12:30 pm: Cariboo Goldfields Ltd. AGM
  • 1:00 pm: Novas to Nuggets presentation
  • 1:00 pm: Chinatown Terrace snowshoe tour
  • 1:30 pm: Amazing Tales from the Goldrush Trail
  • 1:45 pm: Life of the Law
  • 2:00 pm: Victorian Town Tour
  • 2:30 pm: Cariboo Goldfields Ltd. AGM
  • 2:45 pm: The Billy Barker Story
  • 3:30 pm: Street Scene

Activities at your own pace

  • Skating in the Pavilion Ice Rink
  • Snowshoeing on the Barkerville trails
  • Blacksmithing demonstrations
  • Printing press demonstrations 
  • Tubing on the Shamrock Tube Run
  • Facepainting with Miss Chaisson

Open Exhibits

  • Nicol Hotel Museum
  • Barkerville Hotel Museum
  • Lee Chong Co. Store Museum
  • Halverson House Museum
  • Kibbee House Exhibit

Participating Merchants

  • The Barkerville Cafe and Gift Store
  • The Shamrock Tube Run
  • Mason & Daly General Merchants
  • C. Strouss & Co. Drygoods
  • McPherson’s Watchmaker’s Shop
  • Cameron & Ames Blacksmith Shop
  • The Cariboo Sentinel Newspaper Office


Sign up for a private hands-on lesson in printing press operation or heritage blacksmithing. One session available each day. Reserve your spot at:


Barkerville Cottages: 250-994-3332 ex. 0
The Wells Hotel: 250-994-3427
Mountain Thyme Getaway & Willow River Inn: 250-994-2345
Becker’s Lodge Bowron Lake Adventures Resort: 250-992-8864
The Nest by Island Mountain Arts: 250-994-3466
Hubs Motel & Whitecaps Inn:
Troll Ski Resort Accommodations

Note: events and times are subject to change.

Call 1-888-994-3332 ext. 29 or email for additional information.