Surrounding Area

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.


The Wells Hotel

Enjoy the simple elegance of one of British Columbia’s newly renovated heritage country inns. Relax in the Wells Hotel 1930’s pub & restaurant.


Bowron Lakes

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

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.

Phone: 250-992-8864
Toll Free: 1-800-808-4761

Bowron Lake Lodge

Bowron Lake Lodge offers tenting and RV camping accommodations as well as canoe rentals right on the lake for a scenic get-away.

Phone: 250-992-2733
Toll Free: 1-800-519-3399 

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.