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. 

Hours

The Shamrock Tube Run is currently closed for the season. We re-open December 14, 2019 in conjunction with Barkerville’s annual Old-Fashioned Victorian Christmas Event.

Once open, the Shamrock Tube run operates public hours from 11 am to 4 pm every Saturday and Sunday and all statutory holidays from December to March. We will also open on Friday, March 20th & 27th for extended Spring Break Hours.

Weekday booking are available for private rental, including birthday parties, family gatherings, and workplace socials. See below for more information.

Rates

All Shamrock Tube Run Lift Passes includes complimentary helmet and tube rental. Lift passes are valid for the day.

Adults: $16
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
  • Accommodations
  • 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.

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Backcountry

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!

Snowmobiling

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.

Nordic Skiing

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.

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    BCSF Commemorative Ride with special permission to enter the historic town
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