Barkerville is fully equipped to support a wide range of visiting groups in an authentic, unique, world-class heritage site. We regularly host school groups, professional tour companies, and special events bookings. In addition to our spring and summer living history museum showcase, Barkerville now offers activities year-round, with the addition of winter recreation programs like ice-skating, snow shoeing and the Shamrock tube run. With so much to see, Barkerville offers everyone the freedom to play, learn and explore. Our staff are committed to providing you with the support you need to make your group visit to Barkerville a truly outstanding experience.

Tour Groups

Professional tour operators can receive a discount on admission passes for groups of 10 or more when booked in advance.

For more information, or to book your tour, contact Judy Mooring at  1-888-994-3332, ext. 29 or

Field Trips

Students and youth groups can experience Barkerville’s history through the Barkerville Field Trip Program. We provide an engaging, hands-on approach to British Columbia’s gold rush history. Our educational programs, daily activities, and historic displays provide a tangible link to life as it was lived when Billy Barker’s mine was in full swing. It is an experience that young people won’t soon forget. Field trip groups can visit for a single day or stay overnight in the area and experience several enriched days of interactive B.C. history.

Field Trip opportunities in Barkerville are available year round, but the special interpretative programs available only to school groups run mid-May until the third week of June, Monday to Friday (except holidays). During the rest of the year, our regular public programming is available, including our new winter activities.

See the Barkerville Field Trip Guide for more info. Booking starts in October, so contact us early! Download the booking form here: Field Trip Booking Form.

Private Event Bookings

Barkerville is the perfect place to host your next family reunion, business meeting, workshop, wedding, anniversary, convention, or any other group gathering. We offer a variety of venue, food, accommodation, education, and entertainment options for every budget at any time of year.

To plan your next private event in Barkerville, download our Barkerville Private Events Guide.

For more information or to book your event, contact Jillian Merrick at 1-888-994-3332 ext. 28 or