Winter Activities 

Shamrock Tube Run, Skating & Equipment Rentals

Once winter hits, Barkerville Historic Town & Park transforms into a playground for recreational activities. Go tubing on the Shamrock Tube Run, skate in the outdoor activity shelter, rent snowshoes, skates & kick sleds and warm up in the Barkerville Café & Gift Store!

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. 




Recreation Rentals

Available to Rent:

  • Ice skates in child and adult sizes
  • Snowshoes in child and adult sizes
  • Kicksleds


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)

Private Bookings

For information about Field Trips, Birthday Parties & Private Events at the Shamrock Tube Run, visit our Groups section.

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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.

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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    Annual Sled Dog Mail Run
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    Annual Sled Dog Mail Run