Special Events

2020 Calendar

Sun, Jan 26

28th annual Gold Rush Trail Sled Dog Mail Run

Sled dog teams travel wilderness trails between Quesnel, Wells & Barkerville carrying the mail. We celebrate their arrival at the Post Office in Barkerville.

Sat-Mon, Feb 15-17

Family Day Weekend Celebrations

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

Fri - Mon, April 10-13

Easter Weekend Celebrations

A full weekend of activities with an easter egg hunt on Sunday

Mon, May 18

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 20

Theatre Royal Gala & Free Theatre Day

A special presentation of the Theatre Royal’s 2020 Summer Shows. Reception and entertainment will follow in Barkerville.

Wed, July 1

Dominion Day Celebrations

The longest running Canada Day party in recorded history 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 18

7th Annual Barkerville Indigenous Celebration

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

Fri-Mon, July 31 - Aug 3

17th 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

Wed-Sun, Aug 12-16

This intrepid group have ventured north to see the sites of "the big city" and check it out for possible gainful employment. Visit their camp for plenty of hands-on historic experiences that used to be part of daily survival in British Columbia in the 1860s

The Cascadiens in Barkerville

This intrepid group have ventured north to see the sites of “the big city” and check it out for possible gainful employment. Visit their camp for plenty of hands-on historic experiences that used to be part of daily survival in British Columbia in the 1860s

Sat, Aug 22

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 7

17th annual 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 12-13

10th 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 25-27

7th 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 17 & 18, 24 & 25, 31 & Nov 1

Ghostly October

Dare to explore spooky main street and the haunted house during three weekends in October.

Sat-Mon, Dec 12-14

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.