Getting Here

Bus:

Adventure Charters travels between the Lower Mainland, Kamloops, and Prince George

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

Car Rentals:

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


Flights

Central Mountain Air operates daily flights to and from Quesnel.

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

Driving Directions

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

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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

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Alternatively, you can take the Hwy 24 route through Little Fort, BC.
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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

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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.