Places to Stay

It takes more than one day to get the full experience of Barkerville, and we’re one of the few historic sites in Canada that allow overnight guests, so come stay and enjoy the experience!

Campgrounds

Opening May 19th, 2016

For more information or to book, please view our Campground FAQ below and visit our

Online Reservation System

or call: 1-888-994-3332 Ext. 0 or 99

Lowhee

Located right along Hwy. #26 just 2 km east of Barkerville, contains 87 sites. This campsite features a playground, coin operated showers and flush toilets, and is wheelchair accessible. There are also 5 sites with power and 2 cabins available to book.

Click to view Lowhee Map:
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Forest Rose

Located just 3 km from Barkerville, on Bowron Lake Rd, 54 campsites with a group picnic shelter, horse paddock rentals, coin-operated showers and flush toilets. Pull-through spots are available. This site is wheelchair accessible. Horse-friendly!

Click here to view Forest Rose Map:
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Government Hill

Governmental Hill has 23 campsites, and is located within walking distance of historic Barkerville. Features include fire rings, picnic tables, pit toilets. Not suitable for large RVs or long units.


Click to view Government Hill Map:
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FAQ

1. Are pets allowed?

Yes, pets are allowed on leashes.

2. Are campfires allowed?

Campfires are allowed in the designated campfire pits unless there is a fire ban on in the area. To check the status on fire bans, click the link: http://bcwildfire.ca/situation/

3. Are there showers?

There are coin-operated showers in Lowhee and Forest Rose Campgrounds. They accept $1.00 coins.

4. Do you have a sanidump?

Yes, the cost is $4.00.

5. Can we buy firewood?

Yes, rounds are made between 4:00pm – 10:00pm. Firewood is $10.00 per bin.

6. Can we walk from our campsite and how far is it to Barkerville Historic Town?

Government Hill – yes, there is a nature trail from the campground to Barkerville Historic Town and it’s approximately 900 metres.

Lowhee – yes, but there is no nature trail and you will have to walk along side the highway. Biking would be preferable. This site is 2 kilometres away.

Forest Rose – same as Lowhee but this site is 3 kilometres away.

7. When is check out time?

Check out time is 11:00am.

8. Where do we pay for our campsite?

Please pay at the Visitors’ Reception Centre in Barkerville (the building you would enter to go into the site) or the Barkerville Administration Building.

9. Do you collect fees?

Campsite fees must be paid for in the Barkerville buildings mentioned above. The campground attendants do not collect payment.

10. What is included in the cabins?

Cabins are basic and include beds, and sleep up to 4 people comfortably. Please bring bedding and other amenities. Cabins in Lowhee include a small table. Note, cabins in Government Hill are small and are only intended for sleeping.

11. Do you have a store in the campgrounds?

At this point, no. There are stores in Barkerville Historic Town, though groceries would be best bought in Wells nearby or Quesnel.

12. How much are horse paddocks to rent?

$10.00/horse per night.

Barkerville B&Bs

King2The King House

The King House is located on the main street of Barkerville across the street from St. Saviour’s church and the schoolhouse. This cozy B&B is decorated in the era in which it was built. Feather beds, down duvets and antique furnishings of the King House allow you to take a step back in time with a few creature comforts added for your enjoyment.

 For more information, please visit: www.kellyhouse.ca

KellyThe Kelly House

The Kelly House is located on the second street, across from the corrals, and offers an example of the life of the Kelly family during the earlier days of Barkerville. Antique furnishings, feather beds, down duvets and claw-footed tubs make your stay at the Kelly House memorable. It takes a couple of days to see everything in Barkerville; make your reservations early, so that you won’t be disappointed.

For more information, please visit: www.kellyhouse.ca

st george3St. George Hotel

The St. George Hotel depicts an authentic 1890s atmosphere while providing guests with modern amenities. The quaint 7 room property offers beautifully appointed rooms, fabulous breakfasts and a front row seat to the comings and goings of Barkerville’s colourful characters.


For more information, please visit: www.stgeorgehotel.bc.ca

 

Surrounding Areas

Town of Wells

Located only minutes away from Barkerville at the trailhead of one of the largest trail networks in British Columbia, Wells offers a variety of options for accommodations.

Visit: wells.ca/accommodations for more information.

The Hubs Motel

Located conveniently in downtown Wells, the Hubs Motel offers friendly service, clean and comfortable rooms, and affordable rates.

250-994-3313
www.hubsmotel.ca

 Mountain Thyme Getaway

A quaint 1940’s guest-house on the main street of Wells overlooking the meadows, Sliding Mountain, and across from the Bear’s Paw Café and the Frog On The Bog Gifts.

250-994-2345 
www.stayinwells.ca

The Wells Hotel

Enjoy the simple elegance of one of British Columbia’s newly renovated heritage country inns. Relax in the Wells Hotel 1930s pub & restaurant.

250-994-3427
www.wellshotel.com

Bowron Lakes

Bowron Lake Park is a large wilderness area situated about a 30 minute drive from Barkerville. The world-renowned Bowron Lake Canoe Circuit encompasses a 116 km chain of lakes, waterways and connecting portages.

Visit: BC Parks website for more information.

Bear River Mercantile

Bear River Mercantile offers a small general store, cafe, canoe & gear rentals, campground & cabin accommodations and an area museum/interpretation centre. 

VoIP Phone: 604-424-4330
Email: sandy@bowronlake.com
Website: www.bowronlake.com

Becker’s Lodge

Becker’s Lodge offers cabins as well as spaces for RV camping, campers, trailers, and tents…all with an amazing view of Bowron Lake. Only 25 km from the historic town of Barkerville.

Phone: 250-992-8864
Toll Free: 1-800-808-4761
Email: info@beckerslodge.ca
Website: www.beckerslodge.ca

Bowron Lake Lodge

Bowron Lake Lodge offers tenting and RV camping accommodations as well as canoe rentals right on the lake for a scenic get-away.

Phone: 250-992-2733
Toll Free: 1-800-519-3399 
Email: bowronlakelodge@shaw.ca
Website: www.bowronlakelodge.com

Cottonwood House Historic Site

Cottonwood House is one of the last remaining roadhouses in British Columbia. It was built in the 1860’s to offer accommodation, meals and provisions to miners and travellers on their journey along the Cariboo ‘Waggon’ Road to Barkerville or Quesnel. Experience first-hand over 75 years of the Boyd family history and the many features this unique heritage site has to offer.

Visit: www.cottonwoodhouse.ca

Quesnel

A beautiful central playground of the North Cariboo located 81km west from Barkerville.  Enjoy the perfect combination of rural charm and quiet city sophistication.  Quesnel is rich in history and is a quaint, comfortable community that welcomes young and old alike. 

Visit: www.tourismquesnel.com