The Shamrock Tube Run

The Shamrock Tube Run and Barkerville Cafe are now closed for the season


The Shamrock Tube Run offers conveyor lift access to two tube runs and over 400 feet of snow sliding fun. 

Know Before You Go:

  • Lift pass are only valid for a two-hour session (10am to 12pm OR 1pm to 3pm) and include your snow tube rental.
  • Occupancy for the Tube Run and viewing area is limited to 40 pass holders. Reservations are recommended to guarantee your spot. Visitors without lift passes are not permitted in the Tube Run area.
  • Masks must be worn in all areas of the Tube Run at all times by anyone 12 years of age or older.
  • Guests may remove their masks to eat or drink in the viewing area, so long as you are distanced from other guests.
  • Users may enjoy the Tube Run in household groups only. Mixing of household groups is not permitted.
  • Guardians may not leave children unattended at the Tube Run.
  • Children under 3 years of age are not permitted on the Tube Run, but may be present in the viewing area when accompanied by an adult.
  • Children under 42 inches in height must wear a helmet and be accompanied up the conveyor and down the run by a paid adult in their household.
  • Operators are unable to physically assist tube run riders. If operators deem any rider, regardless of age or height, unable to ride alone safely, they will only be able to continue if accompanied by a capable adult.
  • Helmets may by rented, but limited helmet sizes are available. Visitors are encouraged to bring their own helmets. 
  • There are currently no alcohol sales available in Barkerville. The consumption of alcohol is strictly prohibited on the site.
  • Pets and smoking are not permitted in the Tube Run area. A designated smoking area is provided in the parking lot.
  • Guests are encouraged to change and store their belongings in their personal vehicles.
  • Public washrooms and portable toilets are available and sanitized regularly.
  • Food and beverage are available at the Barkerville Café located in the Visitor Centre. Dine-in options are not available at this time. All orders will be packaged in take-out containers and must be eaten outside.

Tube Run Hours

Closed for the season


  • $15 per lift pass for any rider 6 years of age or older
  • Free for children under the age of 6, but they must wear a helmet and be accompanied on the lift and tube run by a paid adult. Children under the age of three are not permitted on the Tube Run.
  • $2 helmet rental

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
  • Heated washrooms
  • Free Wi-Fi

What we rent

  • Helmets
  • Campfire packages (outdoor tables, chairs, and bonfire setups)

The Barkerville Cafe & Gift Store


Located in the Barkerville Visitor Centre, the Barkerville Café offers hot chocolate, coffee, soups, paninis, oven-baked lasagnas, hot dogs, desserts, and moreBrowse a collection of souvenirs and gifts while you warm up in the Café. Purchase or redeem your pre-purchased orders for Tube Run passes at the Café checkout.

Know Before You Go:

  • Masks must be worn in all public indoor spaces, including the Barkerville Café.
  • Dine-in options are not available at this time. All orders will be packaged in take-out containers and must be eaten outside.
  • Barkerville has increased cleaning and sanitation procedures. High traffic areas will receive increased spot cleaning.
  • Retail staff will be wearing masks while serving you.
  • Plexiglass barriers have been installed at service areas.

Phone: 250-994-3332 ext. 33 | Online Store

Winter Hours:
Closed for the season

Rental Items Available:

  • Adult and youth snow shoes ($10)
  • Kick sleds ($10)
  • Helmets ($2)


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

Nordic Skiing

Nearby Wells, BC has an extensive trail network that can bring you to Barkerville by trail. Visit the Wells and Area Trails Society for more information.