Visiting Barkerville

For the safety of our visitors and site animals, no pets are permitted within the Barkerville town site. Service dogs are permitted with prior notification. Day use dog kennels are available next the Barkerville Administration Building and can be booked online. If you plan to spend a few days in Barkerville and would like overnight pet boarding options, please contact our friends at Pooch Palace in Quesnel.

Yes, you can! Barkerville is one of the few historic sites in Canada that allow overnight visitors. Check out Places to Stay for more information.

Our wonderful merchants and lovely team in the Visitors’ Reception Centre do the very best they can to ensure all lost belongings find their way back to their owner. Please call 1-888-994-3332, ext. 33 if you have lost something during your time in Barkerville.

We recommend staying at least two days to get the full Barkerville experience. There is a lot going on between the daily programming, exhibits, shopping, and shows! See our daily schedule or contact our team in the Welcome Centre 1-888-994-3332 ext. 0 to help plan your visit.

Yes, we are approximately 75% wheelchair accessible. This includes the historic town and the three campgrounds.

Click here for admission rates

Please refer to our Merchant Directory for rates on additional fee activities such as stagecoach rides, Theatre Royal tickets, and gold panning lessons.

It’s variable. We get plenty of sunshine and beautiful weather but it can also get chilly. We’re at about 4,000ft elevation in the Cariboo Mountains so hope for sunshine but pack for anything!

Accommodations & Campgrounds

Campfires are allowed in the designated campfire pits unless there is a fire ban on in the area. To check the status on fire bans, click the link: http://bcwildfire.ca/situation/

Yes, pets are allowed on leashes in the campgrounds. However, pets are not allowed to stay in the cabins.

There are coin-operated showers in Lowhee and Forest Rose Campgrounds. They accept $1.00 coins.

Yes, there are self-serve firewood sheds in each campground. Bundles are $10 each and can be purchased at the Lowhee Trading Post.

Government Hill – yes, there is a nature trail from the campground to Barkerville Historic Town and it’s approximately 900 metres.

Lowhee & Forest Rose – Yes, there is 2 kilometre trail that follows the highway to Barkerville

Campsites in Barkerville Park are paid for online, at the Visitors’ Reception Centre in Barkerville, or the Lowhee Trading Post. Campground attendants do not collect payment.

Yes! The sani-dump is by donation and it’s located on Highway 97 across from Lowhee campground.

The Lowhee Trading Post is located near the main entrance of Lowhee Campground which sells  camping supplies, toiletries, Barkerville gift items, cold drinks, and snacks. The office is open daily. Groceries can be bought in Wells or Quesnel.

$10.00/horse per night.


Cabins are basic and include beds, heat, and power. Please bring bedding and other amenities. Cabins in Lowhee include a small table and a fridge.

Check out time is 11:00am.


Campsites in Barkerville Park are paid for at the Visitors’ Reception Centre in Barkerville or the Lowhee Trading Post. See our Hours & Rates sections for operating hours.