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Barkerville Historic Town & Park

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Barkerville Historic Town & Park

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Ben Lambie wrote a review Jan. 2021
North Vancouver, Canada21 contributions
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Lots of people and building to interact with and excellent protocol with COVID-19. Although there is less live entertainment and demos due to covid restrictions it was still and enjoyable place to visit.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Lauren N wrote a review Jan. 2021
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although covid19 limited the business of the town, we were pleased by the intimate experiences provided, and the time we had talking to townspeople, that would not have been possible with normal numbers. The seamstress was especially brilliant, just a lovely woman. Thank you Barkerville!
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Date of experience: October 2020
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richard c wrote a review Sep. 2020
Vancouver, Canada7 contributions3 helpful votes
This historic town looks like a really cool place to visit if everything was open. Most displays were closed and none of the activities were operating. There were a few period correct characters there, but most were not due to the pandemic. I can see how much more interactive this town could have been. I managed to spend an hour there, so it was still a nice visit.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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djdawei2017 wrote a review Sep. 2020
Surrey, Canada12 contributions5 helpful votes
I recommend NOT going to Barkerville until after the pandemic is over. No shows or live demos, lots of attractions closed off. In an attempt to compensate for the bad situation, actors are all trained to recite the same polite platitudes. But instead of helping, it comes off as obsequious and annoying. When we first arrived, I actually slipped and fell on some slippery steps. It's as if the place was so hyper-focused on COVID-awareness, that other safety measures were neglected. Wake Up Jake restaurant was absolutely awful. (I'm not the type to send food back, but my bowl of soup was simply inedible. My spouse's burger tasted like spam.) Barkerville was the low point of our trip, and not worth the drive to get there.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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488traveller022 wrote a review Sep. 2020
North Vancouver, Canada345 contributions23 helpful votes
I've been to Barkerville before Covid19. My recent experience pales compared to the way it was. Billy Barker was interesting, as was the black smith. But the rest of the actors seemed to struggle to show any enthusiasm. And without the theatre, the costume shop or any street performances happening, it was just another old town. Save your money and go there when the pandemic is over.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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