Winter Activities

Once winter hits, Barkerville Historic Town & Park transforms into a playground for recreational activities. Go tubing on the Shamrock Tube Run, skate in the outdoor activity shelter, rent snowshoes, skates & kick sleds and warm up in the Barkerville Café & Gift Store!

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Shamrock Tube Run, Skating & Equipment Rentals

CEO Ed Coleman challenges Rick Mercer to a race down the Shamrock Tube Run!

Hours of Operation

Activities Season 2017/2018

Tube Run and Bonfire: 
Saturday and Sunday, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
*Monday – Friday private bookings only
Email or call 1-888-994-3332 ext. 28 to book

Café, Gift Store, and Winter Recreation Rentals: 
(rental items include kick sleds, snowshoes, and ice skates)
Monday through Friday, 11:00 am to 3:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

For school group bookings, birthday parties or private events, see the Barkerville Field Trip Guide.

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Barkerville’s location high in the remote, mountainous region of British Columbia’s snow belt offers a winter that provides endless possibilities for backcountry adventures!


Visit the Wells Snowmobile Club website for more information.

Skiing & Snowboarding

Appropriate avalanche skills training is important when venturing into the backcountry. For more information on avalanche training, visit the Avalanche Canada website

For more information about trail networks, visit the Wells Barkerville Mountain Trails website.

Nordic Skiing

Nearby Wells, BC has an extensive trail network that can bring you to Barkerville by trail. Visit the Wells Barkerville Mountain Trails website for more information.

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    BCSF Commemorative Ride with special permission to enter the historic town
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    Skiing on Bowron Lake
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    Annual Sled Dog Mail Run
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    Annual Sled Dog Mail Run