Special Events

It’s a celebration with multiple events through the season! From a Chinese lantern parade for Mid Autumn Moon Festival to a Whodunit Murder Mystery weekend…

2017 Calendar

Mon, May 22

Victoria Day Royal Tea

Join Queen Victoria and Her Royal Consort at the Wake Up Jake Restaurant in honour of Her Majesty’s birthday.

Fri-Sun, May 19-21*

Call 1-250-994-3339 or email barkervillequiltretreat@gmail.com for details.
*Session Two: May 26-28
*Session Three: June 2-4

17th Annual Barkerville Quilt Retreat

Call 1-250-994-3339 or email barkervillequiltretreat@gmail.com for details. *Session Two: May 26-28 *Session Three: June 2-4

Sat, June 17

Theatre Royal Summer Show Gala

A special presentation of the Theatre Royal’s 2017 Summer Shows. Reception and entertainment will follow in Barkerville. Call 250-994-3225 for details.

June 29-July 2*

Thursday - Sunday Barkerville veteran Dave Sayer presents special daily performances at the Methodist Church. *Session two runs Friday - Monday, September 1-4.

The Spirit of Cariboo Cameron

Thursday – Sunday Barkerville veteran Dave Sayer presents special daily performances at the Methodist Church. *Session two runs Friday – Monday, September 1-4.

Sat, July 1

Dominion Day Celebrations

Celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday with a tug of war, funny face contest, greasy pole climb, egg toss, races and lots more. The House Hotel hosts an evening of entertainment, dancing and refreshments, followed by fireworks!

Fri-Mon, Aug 4-7

14th Annual ArtsWells Festival of All Things Art

Visit Barkerville’s ArtsWells stages for amazing musical presentations! For info call 1-800-442-2787 or visit artswells.com

Fri-Sun, Aug 11-13

Hall tours and church parade on Sunday.

Cariboo Lodge No. 4 Annual Reunion

Hall tours and church parade on Sunday.

Sat, Aug 12

4th Annual Barkerville Aboriginal Celebration

Presentations by the Lhtako Dene Hoop Dancers, Xatśūll Heritage Village, and more.

Sat, Aug 19

Mid Autumn Moon Festival

This traditional Chinese celebration honours Barkerville’s Chinese heritage with activities all day, entertainment in the evening, a lantern parade at dusk, and fireworks. For information about the Lung Duck Tong’s Mid-Autumn Banquet, call 250-994-3458.

Sun, Sept 3

Williams Creek Sports Day

Games and activities for kids of all ages including the Goldfield Bakery’s 14th Annual Pie Eating Contest! Call 1-250-994-3241 for details.

Fri-Sun, Sept 8-10

6th Annual Barkerville Cowboy & Drover Jubilee

Celebrating BC’s rich cowboy heritage with 3 musical venues, poetry tent, singing competition and more.

Sat, Sept 16

8th Annual Amazing Race to Rebuild Barkerville

Williams Creek Fire Brigade teams race through series of exciting challenges to help rebuild Barkerville after the 1868 fire, leading the winner to a seriously golden prize. Click on the image above for rules of the game.

Mon-Thurs, Sept 18-21

The Barkerville Heritage Workshop Series

The inaugural offering of hands-on instructional sessions in heritage skills using Victorian tools and techniques.

Fri-Sun, Sept 22-24

Out of Time 4: A New Hoop

Put your best sleuthing skills to the test in this immersive, time travelling whodunit weekend. For more information and to purchase tickets, click on the image above.

Sat Oct 28, Sun Oct 29 & Tues Oct 31

Ghostly Hallowe'en

Dare to explore spooky main street and the haunted house. Click on the image above for more info.

Sat-Mon, Dec 9-11

Old Fashioned Victorian Christmas

Enjoy sleigh rides, warm refreshments, delicious home baking in the Wendle House, decorated displays, shopping, carolling, and other seasonal activities. Click on the image above for more info.