Barkerville is an ideal destination for group tours of all shapes and sizes. We have plenty of experience accommodating groups, so whether you are a tour operator or a collection of friends, we can help to make your visit as easy and enjoyable as possible.
For more information, or to book your tour, contact Judy Mooring at:
1-888-994-3332, ext. 29
Barkerville is the perfect venue for spectacular events, whether you’re planning an intimate wedding with family and friends or a larger occasion with 100+ guests. Nestled deep in the heart of the Cariboo goldfields, Barkerville’s unique collection of adaptable spaces will lend genuine Victorian charm to your celebration.
Before and after the ceremony you and your guests are welcome to tour the site, participate in award-winning public programs, interact with our cast of costumed interpreters, or host a private reception in one of several heritage venues. Barkerville and the surrounding area offer a variety of creative cuisine options, breathtaking vistas within walking distance, and unrivaled historical flair. We can work with you as much or as little as you want to create a customized experience specific to your needs.
- A marriage commissioner
- A variety of catering options
- Stagecoach service
- Period costumes and ‘old time’ photos
- Unique wedding gift and registry opportunities
- Beautiful wedding cakes from the famous Goldfield Bakery
Teachers & School Groups
Students and teachers alike can experience Barkerville’s history through the Barkerville School Program. School groups can visit Barkerville for the day, or stay overnight in the area and experience several enriched days of interactive B.C. history.
Barkerville provides an interesting, 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.
The school program season starts mid May and goes until the third week of June, running Monday to Friday (except holidays).
See School Program PDF for more info.
Booking starts in October, so contact early!
Workshops & Retreats
October 1-8th, 2016
*Postponed until spring 2017
Shut Up & Write! Artist Retreat
Focussed artistic mentorship by one of Canada’s prominent independent writer-performers, at British Columbia’s premiere historic destination!
TJ Dawe is an award-winning (and published) writer/performer/director. His current projects include: Medicine, PostSecret: the Show, and Never Shoot a Stampede Queen. Various credits include The Slipknot, The Power of Ignorance, Lucky 9, 52 Pick-up and Dishpig. He did a TEDx talk. He co-wrote the play Toothpaste and Cigars, which has been made into the movie The F Word, starring Daniel Radcliffe.
For more information, visit: www.barkerville.ca/write.