Old-Fashioned Victorian Christmas

Saturday, December 10th – Monday, December 12th, 2016

10:00am-4:00pm daily

Sleigh bells ring, are you listening?  Hear them jingle during a horse-drawn sleigh ride up the main street of BC’s Gold Rush Town and experience the yuletide magic of western North America’s largest heritage attraction during Old-Fashioned Victorian Christmas.

Open Merchants

  • Goldfield Bakery

    Goldfield Bakery

    The Goldfield Bakery will have soup and sandwiches available for lunch, as well as traditional Victorian Christmas fare to take home. Let them do the holiday baking for you!
  • Cameron

    Cameron & Ames Blacksmith

    Check out the Blacksmith’s fine hand forged products for special Christmas gifts.
  • Mason

    Mason & Daly General Merchants

    Mason & Daly General Merchants is a unique 19th century-style General Store carrying an extraordinary selection of specialty goods, perfect for unique Christmas gifts and sweet treats.
  • C. Strouss

    C. Strouss & Company Dry Goods

    C. Strouss & Company Dry Goods offers some of the best teas from around the world, cheese cut from 30-pound wheels, cast iron cooking implements and other household goods evoking the best of bygone days.
  • A. McPherson Watchmaker

    A. McPherson Watchmaker & Jeweller

    This prestigious watch and jewellery shop, originally founded in the 1860s, has a very large selection of Gold and Silver jewellery. You’ll find a variety of precious and semi-precious gem stones ranging from diamonds to amber to opals, all set as earrings, rings or pendants. Beautiful gift options for that special someone.
  • McMahon's Confectionery

    McMahon's Confectionery

    McMahon’s Confectionery is a recreated 1930s style confectionery store with a wide variety of candies, fudges, ice creams, soda pops and specialty products…great stocking stuffers for those who made the “nice” list!
  • The King House

    The 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 or to book, please visit: www.kellyhouse.ca
  • The Kelly House

    The 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 or to book, please visit: www.kellyhouse.ca
  • St. George Hotel

    St. 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 or to book, please visit: www.stgeorgehotel.bc.ca
2016 Annual Passes will be on a 15% off Christmas special

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


  • Have your photo taken with “Father Christmas” in the Enchanted Forest
    (11:00am – 12:45pm & 1:45pm – 3:00pm daily)
  • Take an old fashioned Sleigh Ride through beautiful snowy streets (11:00am – 4:00pm daily)
  • Taste delicious home baking in the Wendle House
  • Enjoy a dramatic reading of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol by Barkerville’s Mr. Bowron (suggested donation of $5)
  • Join in for a history-filled guided tour in the snow-laden main street (11:00am daily)
  • St. Saviour’s Anglican Church Service (3:00pm Sunday)



  • Halverson House Mining Museum
  • Nicol Hotel Museum
  • Lee Chong Co. Store Chinese Museum
  • Provincial Government Office
  • Tregillus House
  • ‘Tregillus Family Collection’ & Miniature display in the Visitor’s Reception Centre

Note: events and times are subject to change.

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