The Barkerville Cafe & Gift Store
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. You can also rent snowshoes or kick sleds for exploring the town or ice skates for use in the Pavilion Ice Rink.
The Barkerville Cafe & Gift Store are open 11 am – 4 pm Friday through Monday, plus special extended holiday hours from Thursday, December 26 to Tuesday, December 31 for Christmas Break.
The Shamrock Tube Run
The Shamrock Tube Run offers conveyor lift access to two tube runs and over 400 feet of snow sliding fun. Included in your lift pass is a bonfire, snow tubes, and helmet rentals.
Limited helmet sizes are available. Visitors are encouraged to bring their own helmets. No child is permitted to tube or skate without a helmet without the consent of their legal guardian.
All kids at least two years old can safely enjoy the Tube Run, but children under 6 years old must wear a helmet and be accompanied up the conveyor and down the run on the lap of an adult. Children under 42 inches or 107 centimeters in height must also wear a helmet and be accompanied by an adult. Children under two years of age are not permitted on the Tube Run.
The Shamrock Tube Run is open for the season. Hours of operation are 11 am – 4 pm on the following days:
- Every Saturday & Sunday from December 14 – March 29
- Thursday, December 26 – Tuesday, December 31 for Christmas Break
- Friday, March 20th & 27th for Spring Break
- Monday, February 17 for Family Day
All other dates are available for private rental, including birthday parties, family gatherings, and workplace socials. See below for more information.
All Shamrock Tube Run Lift Passes includes complimentary helmet and tube rental. Lift passes are valid for the day.
Youth (6-18): $14
Child (2-6): Free (must be accompanied by a paid adult. Children under 2 are not permitted on the Tube Run)
Family Pass: $60 (2 adults and up to 4 children)
What to bring
- Winter boots with proper grip
- A thin toque that fits under a helmet or a headband that covers the ears
- Insulated and water-resistant gloves
- Snow pants and a winter jacket
- Warm socks, a scarf, and underlayers
- Ski goggles or sunglasses
- A ski helmet, if you have one
- A backpack to store extra layers if the weather is warm.
What we supply
- Tubes for sliding
- Helmets (limited sizes available)
- Access to the Pavillion Ice Rink
- Access to Barkerville’s Historic Front Street
- A bonfire and outdoor seating
- Fire pokers for roasting hotdogs
- Indoor seating in the Café & Gift Store warm-up area
- Heated washrooms
- Free Wi-Fi
What we rent
- Snow shoes
- Ice skates
- Kick sleds
- Multi-purpose rooms
Birthday Parties & Private Bookings
The Shamrock Tube Run operates regular public hours on weekends and holidays. Small birthday parties may be booked during regular public hours. Large birthday parties (more than 30 people), family gathering, staff socials, and field trips are available all other days of the week during non-public hours.
The Basic Package: $175 + GST
Includes Tube Run Lift Passes for up to 15 youth and their chaperones for a full day of tubing. Included in the passes are outdoor table and chair set up, a bonfire, snow tubes, and helmet rentals. Additional passes are $12 per person.
The Deluxe Package: $225 + GST
Includes Tube Run Lift Passes for up to 15 youth and their chaperones for a full day of tubing, plus 24 hot dogs and marshmallows for roasting, hot chocolate, and all the fixings. Included in the passes are outdoor table and chair set up, a bonfire, snow tubes, and helmet rentals. Additional passes are $12 per person.
Barkerville’s location high in the remote, mountainous region of British Columbia’s snow belt offers a winter that provides endless possibilities for backcountry adventures!
Visit the Wells Snowmobile Club website for more information.
Skiing & Snowboarding
Appropriate avalanche skills training is important when venturing into the backcountry. For more information on avalanche training, visit the Avalanche Canada website.
For more information about trail networks, visit the Wells Barkerville Mountain Trails website.
Nearby Wells, BC has an extensive trail network that can bring you to Barkerville by trail. Visit the Wells Barkerville Mountain Trails website for more information.
BCSF Commemorative Ride with special permission to enter the historic town
Skiing on Bowron Lake
Annual Sled Dog Mail Run
Annual Sled Dog Mail Run