Places to Shop & Eat
Barkerville Gift Shop
Warm up during Barkerville’s Winter Activities Season in the Café & Gift Store located in the Visitors’ Reception Centre.
The café offers hot chocolate, coffee, soups, paninis, oven-baked lasagnas, mac & cheese while the gift store features a range of products including kids toys and activities, novelty items, Barkerville souvenirs, stationary, home items, outdoor adventure gear and locally-made gifts.
Lung Duck Tong Restaurant
The Lung Duck Tong Restaurant is a local favourite and is renowned for its Chinese cooking, impressing guests from around the world for years with fresh, authentic Chinese food.
House Hotel Saloon
Relax as you take in the ambiance of Barkerville and swig back a foamy old-fashioned root beer or imbibe in some thirst-quenching spirits at the saloon in the historic House Hotel.
The Wake Up Jake
The Wake-Up Jake Restaurant offers a full menu of old-style favourites including breakfast, lunch and supper as well as children’s specials.
Visit the Goldfield Bakery in Barkerville and take a walk down memory lane with the aroma of their famous sourdough bread filling the air. Fine, fresh baking, all prepared from scratch right on the premises. Don’t miss the annual Pie Eating Contest held every August; check the special events calendar for this year’s date.
Mason & Daly General Merchants
Mason & Daly General Merchants is a unique 19th century-style General Store carrying an extraordinary selection of goods from sealing wax and stationery supplies to haberdashery, straight razors and tonsurial supplies. A stop at the Candy Counter, with its huge selection of licorice’s, chocolates and other traditional candies, is a must!
McMahon’s Confectionery, once known as the Red Front Cigar Store, was part of this vital merchant community, and sold a diverse selection of treats and sundries.Today, in our recreated 1930s style confectionery store, visitors can purchase a wide variety of candies, fudges, ice creams, soda pops and specialty products that were available to the townspeople of 1930s Barkerville.
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 & 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. Or, if you “strike it rich” on your visit, have your gold nuggets set as jewellery or choose from a large selection of mounted nugget jewellery.
Eldorado Gold Panning & Gift Shop
Get a taste of the Barkerville Gold Rush. Take a step back in history and learn how to gold pan with the crusty old gold miners at the Eldorado Gold Panning and Gift Shop. Come into the gift shop and choose from a variety of items available for purchase; gold items, gold pans, jewellery, souvenirs, hats, jackets, t-shirts, books, old-fashioned candy and sweets, drinks, sundries, umbrella rentals, and much more.
Kwong Sang Wing Chinese Store
Colourful Chinese merchandise from clothing to medicinal herbs and wines. Imported directly from China.
Louis A. Blanc Photographic Gallery
Louis Blanc was a photographer in Barkerville who took photos of miners and their claims that would be sent home to loved ones in distant lands. We carry on his tradition by taking photographs ‘In the Highest Style of the Art.’ Dress up in Victorian costumes and have your photo printed in old-fashioned sepia tone and provided to you within minutes. Capable of accommodating large groups (up to 60) with special pricing is available.
Pioneer Clothing costume rental will outfit you with a Victorian era costume for your day in Barkerville, your special event, your wedding or an evening on the town. Please contact email@example.com to discuss your needs or drop in to arrange a rental.
Cameron & Ames Blacksmith
Come hear the anvil chorus and smell the sizzle of hot metal smoke. The blacksmith gives public presentations several times a day and sells hand-forged products on location.
Barnard's Express Stagecoach Office
Francis Jones Barnard’s B.X. Express freighting company shaped communication and travel to and from Barkerville and was the main cartage and passenger service on the Cariboo Waggon Road. Take a horse-drawn tour of Barkerville in an authentic stagecoach, or book a return trip to see Judge Begbie at the Richfield Courthouse!
Cariboo Sentinel Newspaper Office
Founded in 1865, the Cariboo Sentinel newspaper runs for 10 years and reaches global circulation. Visit the print shop to purchase custom-made paper items and also see the editor setting type and operating an original platen press.
The Barkerville Post Office is a functioning Canada Post outlet with full services