Hours & Rates


(May 19 – June 17, 2016)

Visitors’ Reception Centre:
8:30am – 4:00pm

The Site:
8:00am – 8:00pm


(June 18 – September 5, 2016)

Visitors’ Reception Centre:
8:30am – 6:00pm

The Site:
8:00am – 8:00pm


(September 6 – 25, 2016)

Visitors’ Reception Centre:
8:30am – 4:00pm

The Site:
8:00am – 8:00pm

Activity Season

(September 26, 2016 – May 17, 2017)

Barkerville Café now open! Gift Store opening soon.

Ghostly Hallowe’en: Monday, October 31st
Old-Fashioned Victorian Christmas: Saturday, December 10th – Monday, December 12th

Please note (on-season), museums and exhibits close between 6:00pm – 8:00pm. For individual business store hours, please visit the Merchant Directory.

Visiting twice is the same price as visiting as often as you like…
but only if you get yourself a Barkerville Annual Pass!

2017 Annual Pass:

Single Annual Pass:   $30.00
Family Annual Pass:   $65.00

Barkerville+Cottonwood House
Single Annual Pass:   $32.00
Family Annual Pass:   $70.00

The above rates are presented in Canadian funds; 5% GST is included in the listed price.

(2-Day) Regular Admission:

Adults (19-64):   $14.50
Seniors (65+):   $13.50 
Youth (13-18):   $9.50
Children (6-12):   $4.75
Children (5 & under):  FREE
Family (2 Adults & up to
4 Youth/Children):   $35.00

 The above rates are presented in Canadian funds; 5% GST will be added to listed prices at time of purchase.

Please Note:

Regular admission includes entrance to site, as well as all tours and demonstrations. Extra fees apply for stagecoach rides, Theatre Royal tickets, and gold panning lessons. Please see the Merchant Directory for more information.

Annual Pass holders may also bring up to four additional guests per visit and receive 20% off their regular admission! Annual passes include membership to the Friends of Barkerville Cariboo Goldfields Historical Society.


Merchant Directory

Click on the business name for information including their location on the Town Map below.

Click link or map below for full version: Barkerville Map

Getting Here

Public Transit Bus:

Quesnel to Barkerville and back is available every Thursday!
$5 one-way (children 12 and under free).

For more information:


Daily bus service to and from Quesnel.

For more information:

Car Rentals:

Discount Car & Truck Rentals (Quesnel)
Enterprise (Prince George)
National Car Rental (Williams Lake)

For more information:


Central Mountain Air:

Daily flights to and from Quesnel.

For more information:

Air Canada & WestJet:

Both offer daily flights to and from Prince George, two hours north (197 km) of Barkerville.

For more information:

Driving Directions

Barkerville is located 81 kilometres (50 miles) east of Quesnel, BC at the end of Highway 26.

Hold your horses…

Don’t forget to stop off at Cottonwood House Historic Site and experience the roadhouse stop along the way to Barkerville. Take a tour, get refreshed with a meal and rest and get a sense for the way people travelled before highways and cars.

Located 30km East of Quesnel on Highway 26 on the way to Barkerville.

Directions – Kamloops to Barkerville

5 – 5 1/2 hr (491 km) drive from Kamloops, following the Gold Rush Trail from Cache Creek

  1. Take exit 362  for Trans Canada Highway/BC-1 W/BC-97 N toward Cache Creek
  2. From Cache Creek, take Highway #97 North
  3. Follow #97 through Clinton, 100 Mile House, and Williams Lake to Quesnel
  4. Turn right onto Highway #26 and follow the highway until its end

Click for Google Map directions

Alternatively, you can take the Hwy 24 route through Little Fort, BC.
Click for Google Map directions.

Directions – Vancouver to Barkerville

8-10 hr (752 km) drive from Vancouver, following the Gold Rush Trail

  1. Follow the TransCanada Highway #1 through Hope, along the Fraser Canyon to Cache Creek
  2. From Cache Creek, take Highway #97 North
  3. Follow #97 through Clinton, 100 Mile House, and Williams Lake to Quesnel
  4. Turn right onto Highway #26. Follow the highway until its end

Click for Google Map Directions

How to Prepare

There is no such thing as bad weather, just the wrong clothes!

Barkerville is at an elevation of approximately 1,200m/4,000ft, nestled in the Cariboo Mountains of BC’s central interior. We get plenty of sunshine and beautiful weather, but it’s good to come prepared in case the temperature drops or rain falls.


1. What are your hours?

Click here for town site hours
Click here for merchant hours
Please note: During spring season, the McGinley Family Troupe at the Theatre Royal takes Sundays off to rest up for the following week of school programming. In the summer season, Thursday’s theatre performances will be replaced by The Fred Wells Show.

2. How much time should we plan to explore Barkerville?

We recommend staying at least two days to get the full Barkerville experience. There is a lot going on between the daily programming, exhibits, shopping, and shows! For that reason, your admission is valid for two days. See our daily schedule or contact our team in the Visitors’ Reception Centre 1-888-994-3332 ext. 0 to help plan your visit.

3. What are your rates?

Click here for admission rates
Please refer to our Merchant Directory for rates on additional fee activities such as stagecoach rides, Theatre Royal tickets, and gold panning lessons.

4. Can we bring our pets?

Unfortunately, pets are not permitted on site. For the safety of our visitors and site animals, only service dogs are permitted within the town site. For information about our 2015 daytime self-serve kennels, or to reserve a spot, please phone 1-888-994-3332, ext. 0.

Dog Kennels3Large – $15/day  8ft x 3.10ft x 5ft
Medium – $10/day  4ft x 3.10ft x 5ft

Dog KennelsSmall – $5/day
41 in x 28 in x 31 in

If you plan to spend a few days in Barkerville and would like overnight pet boarding options, please contact our friends at Pooch Palace in Quesnel and ask about their Barkerville specials!

5. What is the weather like?

It’s variable. We get plenty of sunshine and beautiful weather but it can also get chilly. We’re at about 4,000ft elevation in the Cariboo Mountains so hope for sunshine but pack for anything!

6. Do you have a Lost & Found?

Our wonderful merchants and lovely team in the Visitors’ Reception Centre do the very best they can to ensure all lost belongings find their way back to their owner. Please call 1-888-994-3332, ext. 33 or 0 if you have lost something during your time in Barkerville.

7. Can we stay overnight in Barkerville?

Yes, you can! Barkerville is one of the few historic sites in Canada that allow overnight visitors. Check out Places to Stay for more information.

8. Is Barkerville wheelchair accessible?

Yes, we are approximately 90-95% wheelchair accessible. This includes the historic town and the three campgrounds.