Old-Fashioned Victorian Christmas 

Saturday – Monday, December 12th – 14th, 2020

Visitor Centre open 10:00 am – 4:30 pm, daily

Admission by monetary donation to Barkerville Heritage Trust or non-perishable food bank item for the Wells Legion Branch #128 community hamper program.

Schedule of Events

  • 11:00 am: Amazing Tales from the Goldrush Trail
  • 11:10 am: Victorian Town Tour
  • 11:30 am: Carolling Concert in the Methodist Church
  • 11:50 am: Chinatown Tour with Mrs. Hauser
  • 12:00 pm: Cariboo Goldfields Ltd. AGM
  • 12:10 pm: The Life of the Law with Justice Bushby
  • 1:00 pm: Carolling Concert in the Methodist Church 
  • 1:00 pm: Meeting of the Christmas Pickwick Club
  • 1:10 pm: Amazing Tales of the Goldrush Trail 
  • 1:30 pm: Novas to Nuggets with Father Christmas in the Government Assay Office
  • 1:30 pm: Mr Bowron’s reading of A Christmas Carol
  • 2:00 pm: The Cariboo Goldfields Ltd AGM with Mr. White and Mr. Grimsby
  • 2:00 pm: Victorian Town Tour
  • 2:10 pm: Chinatown Tour with Mrs. Hauser
  • 2:20 pm: Cariboo Goldfield Ltd. AGM  with Mr. White and Mr. Grimsby
  • 2:40 pm: The Life of the Law with Justice Bushby
  • 3:00 pm: St. Saviour’s Church Service with Reverend Len Fraser (Sunday only)
  • 3:30 pm: Town Photograph scene

Activities at your Own Pace

Daily, 10 am – 4 pm
  • Sleigh rides with Barnard’s Express
  • Holiday portraits at L.A. Blanc Photo Studio
  • Skating in the Pavilion Ice Rink
  • Cookie decorating in the Barkerville School (Saturday & Sunday only)
Daily, 11 am – 4 pm
  • Crafting and baking in the Wendle House
  • Blacksmithing demonstrations
  • Printing press demonstrations 
  • Meeting Father Christmas
  • Tubing on the Shamrock Tube Run

Open Exhibits

  • Nicol Hotel Museum
  • Barkerville Hotel Museum
  • Lee Chong Co. Store Museum
  • Halverson House Museum
  • Kibbee House Exhibit

Participating Merchants

Daily, 10 am – 4 pm
  • The Barkerville Cafe and Gift Store
  • The Shamrock Tube Run
  • Friends of Barkerville
  • The Goldfield Bakery
  • Mason & Daly General Merchants
  • C. Strouss & Co. Drygoods
  • Louis A. Blanc Photographic Gallery
  • Barnard’s Express Stagecoach Office
  • McPherson’s Watchmaker’s Shop
  • McMahon’s Confectionery
Daily, 11 am – 4 pm
  • Cameron & Ames Blacksmith Shop
  • The Cariboo Sentinel Newspaper Office

Accommodations

  • The King & Kelly Houses B&Bs
  • The St. George Hotel
  • The Barkerville Cottages

Washrooms

  • Barkerville Visitor Centre (change tables, wheelchair accessible)
  • Theatre Royal (entry on the front porch)
  • Barkerville School (entry inside the building)

Charter Bus Service

Barkerville is inviting you to join us at our annual Old-Fashioned Victorian Christmas event by hopping on the bus! To make traveling to Barkerville a safe, easy, and enjoyable experience, you can catch a ride on our special Victorian Christmas charter bus. Your ticket reserves a seat on the bus from the pick-up location of your choice and includes admission to Barkerville for our Old-Fashioned Victorian Christmas event. 

Return transportation is available from Prince George, Quesnel, and Williams Lake on the Saturday & Sunday of Victorian Christmas (December 14th & 15th). Limited seating available, so book yours in advance!

  • Prince George Bus: departing from the CN Centre at 8:30 am and arriving back at 6:30 pm
  • Quesnel Bus: departing from the West Fraser Centre at 10:00 am and arriving back at 5:00 pm
  • Williams Lake Bus: departing from the Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex at 8:30 am and arriving back at 6:30 pm

Tickets available online at: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/81243833493

Don’t forget to pick up your 2021 Annual Pass from the Friends of Barkerville in the Visitors’ Reception Centre. They offer great value – if you come to Barkerville twice you will have paid off your pass!

Note: events and times are subject to change.

Call 1-888-994-3332 ext. 29 or email barkerville@barkerville.ca for additional information.