Places to Stay
It takes more than one day to get the full experience of Barkerville, and we’re one of the few historic sites in Canada that allow overnight guests, so come stay and enjoy the experience!
The Barkerville Cottages
Fully equipped modern vacation rentals at the doorstep of the historic town
The Barkerville Cottages are the perfect retreat any time of year. Each of our four cottages offers a wheelchair-accessible main floor, fully equipped with a queen bedroom, full bathroom, laundry, kitchen, dining, and living room facilities. The second floor offers a powder room and two additional bedrooms: one with a queen bed and one with two twin beds. The cottage is fully furnished, and rental includes bed linens, towels, kitchen equipment, dining ware, basic toiletries, laundry, and dishwashing supplies. A television, DVD player, and Wi-Fi are also provided. The cottage porch offers a sheltered space to enjoy the fresh air, and the cottage mudroom provides a place to securely store recreational gear and extra luggage.
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The St. George Hotel
Uncomplicated. Unpretentious. Unforgettable.
The St. George Hotel depicts an authentic 1890s atmosphere while providing guests with modern amenities. The quaint seven-room property offers beautifully appointed rooms, fabulous breakfasts and a front row seat to the comings and goings of Barkerville’s colourful characters.
Currently closed for the season
The King & Kelly Guest Houses
Located within the heritage site in two restored Barkerville homes. Guests will be surrounded by period decor that will transport you back to the Cariboo’s great gold rush era.
Currently closed for the season. Re-opening in 2021.
For information and reservations
Toll Free: 1 888 994 3332
Open June 26 – September 19, 2021
Located right along Hwy. #26 just 2 km east of Barkerville, contains 87 sites. This campsite features a playground, coin operated showers and flush toilets, and is wheelchair accessible. There are also 5 sites with power and 4 cabins available to book.
Open June 26 – September 19, 2021
Located just 3 km from Barkerville, on Bowron Lake Rd, Forest Rose offers 54 campsites with a group picnic shelter, playground, horse paddock rentals, coin-operated showers and flush toilets. Pull-through spots are available. This site is wheelchair accessible. Horse-friendly!
Closed in 2021
Governmental Hill has 23 campsites and 8 cabins available to book, and is located within walking distance of historic Barkerville. Features include a playground, fire rings, picnic tables, pit toilets. Not suitable for large RVs or long units.
1. Are pets allowed?
Yes, pets are allowed on leashes in the campgrounds. However, pets are not allowed to stay in the cabins.
2. Where do we pay for our campsite?
Campsites in Barkerville Park are paid for at the Visitors’ Reception Centre in Barkerville or the Lowhee Campground Office. See our Hours & Rates sections for operating hours.
3. Do you collect fees?
Campsite fees must be paid online or at the locations mentioned above. Campground attendants do not collect payment.
4. Are campfires allowed?
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/
5. Are there showers?
There are coin-operated showers in Lowhee and Forest Rose Campgrounds. They accept $1.00 coins.
6. Do you have a sani-dump?
Yes- The sani-dump is by donation –its located on hwy 97 across from Lowhee campground
7. Can we buy firewood?
Yes, there are self-serve firewood sheds in each campground – cash only. Bundles are $10 each.
8. Can we walk from our campsite and how far is it to Barkerville Historic Town?
Government Hill – yes, there is a nature trail from the campground to Barkerville Historic Town and it’s approximately 900 metres. NOTE: GOVERNMENT HILL CAMPGROUND IS CLOSED IN 2020.
Lowhee & Forest Rose – Yes, there is 2 kilometre trail that follows the highway to Barkerville
9. When is check out time?
Check out time is 11:00 am.
10. What is included in the cabins?
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.
11. Do you have a store in the campgrounds?
We have a small officenear the main entrance of Lowhee Campground which sells camping supplies, toiletries and Barkerville gift items. The office is open daily from 1:30 pm – 9:30 pm. Groceries can be bought in Wells or Quesnel.
12. How much are horse paddocks to rent?
$10.00/horse per night.
Town of Wells
Located only minutes away from Barkerville at the trailhead of one of the largest trail networks in British Columbia, Wells offers a variety of options for accommodations.
Mountain Thyme Getaway
A quaint 1940’s guest-house on the main street of Wells overlooking the meadows, Sliding Mountain, and across from the Bear’s Paw Café and the Frog On The Bog Gifts.
Bowron Lake Park is a large wilderness area situated about a 30 minute drive from Barkerville. The world-renowned Bowron Lake Canoe Circuit encompasses a 116 km chain of lakes, waterways and connecting portages.
Visit: BC Parks website for more information.
Bear River Mercantile
Bear River Mercantile offers a small general store, cafe, canoe & gear rentals, campground & cabin accommodations and an area museum/interpretation centre.
VoIP Phone: 604-424-4330
Becker’s Lodge offers cabins as well as spaces for RV camping, campers, trailers, and tents…all with an amazing view of Bowron Lake. Only 25 km from the historic town of Barkerville.
Toll Free: 1-800-808-4761
Cottonwood House Historic Site
Cottonwood House is one of the last remaining roadhouses in British Columbia. It was built in the 1860’s to offer accommodation, meals and provisions to miners and travellers on their journey along the Cariboo ‘Waggon’ Road to Barkerville or Quesnel. Experience first-hand over 75 years of the Boyd family history and the many features this unique heritage site has to offer.
A beautiful central playground of the North Cariboo located 81km west from Barkerville. Enjoy the perfect combination of rural charm and quiet city sophistication. Quesnel is rich in history and is a quaint, comfortable community that welcomes young and old alike.