Special Events

Barkerville Special Events 2019

2019 Calendar

Mon, February 18

Family Day Celebrations

Heritage games, museum exhibitions, live interpretations, free BBQ, and half price Tube Run passes.

Sun, April 21

Easter Egg Hunt

A free event for kids of all ages. The hunt begins at 12:00pm sharp!

Mon, May 20

Victoria Day Royal Tea

Join Queen Victoria and Her Royal Consort at the Wake Up Jake Restaurant in honour of Her Majesty’s birthday.

Sat, June 15

Theatre Royal Summer Show Gala

A special presentation of the Theatre Royal’s 2019 Summer Shows. Reception and entertainment will follow in Barkerville. Call 250-994-3225 for details.

Mon, July 1

Dominion Day Celebrations

Celebrate the 151st anniversary of the first “Canada Day” party in recorded history (July 1, 1868 in Barkerville) with a tug of war, funny face contest, greasy pole climb, egg toss, races and lots more. The House Hotel hosts an evening of entertainment, dancing and refreshments!

Sat, July 20

6th Annual Barkerville Indigenous Celebration

Presentations by the Lhtako Dene Hoop Dancers, Xatśūll First Nations, St’at’imc Bear Dancers, and more.

Fri-Mon, Aug 2-5

16th Annual ArtsWells Festival of All Things Art

Visit Barkerville’s ArtsWells stages for amazing musical presentations! For info call 1-800-442-2787 or visit artswells.com

Sat, Aug 17

Chinese Mid-Autumn Moon Festival

This traditional Chinese celebration honours Barkerville’s Chinese heritage with activities all day, entertainment in the evening, a lantern parade at dusk, and fireworks. For information about the Lung Duck Tong’s Mid-Autumn specials, call 250-994-3458.

Sun, Sept 1

Williams Creek Sports Day

Enjoy a bit of fun before it’s back to school! Games for all ages with some great prizes.

Sat-Sun, Sept 7-8

9th Annual Barkerville Cowboy & Drover Jubilee

Celebrating BC’s rich cowboy heritage with three musical venues, poetry, dancing, cowboy church, and more. Don’t forget to purchase a ticket to the belt buckle raffle!

Fri-Sun, Sept 27-29

6th Annual Steampunk Murder Mystery

Put your best sleuthing skills to the test in this immersive, time travelling whodunit weekend. For more information and to purchase tickets, please call 1-888-994-3332, ext. 41.

Sat-Sun, Oct 26-27

Ghostly Hallowe'en

Dare to explore spooky main street and the haunted house. Click on the image above for more info.

Sat-Mon, Dec 14-16

Old-Fashioned Victorian Christmas

Enjoy sleigh rides, warm refreshments, delicious home baking in the Wendle House, decorated displays, shopping, carolling, and other seasonal activities. Click on the image above for more info.