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Barkerville Historic Town

14301 Barkerville Hwy 26, Barkerville, British Columbia V0K 1B0, Canada
+1 888-994-3332
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Amazing Visit

We enjoyed every minute of our day. The staff was wonderful and the history is amazing. I wish we... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2017
Dave M
Spruce Grove, Canada
Cool town

Lots of history, staff are wonderful. The introductory tour is superb, Lots to do and see, but... read more

Reviewed 4 August 2017
Surprise, Arizona
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With over 100 preserved historic buildings, this village is a representative of the Victorian gold rush era.
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good21%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“gold rush” (56 reviews)
“gold panning” (30 reviews)
“two days” (23 reviews)
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14301 Barkerville Hwy 26, Barkerville, British Columbia V0K 1B0, Canada
+1 888-994-3332
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Reviewed 7 August 2017

We enjoyed every minute of our day. The staff was wonderful and the history is amazing. I wish we could have stayed a few days. I will return. Thank you

Thank Dave M
Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

Lots of history, staff are wonderful. The introductory tour is superb, Lots to do and see, but one day is plenty Check out the Wells Festival down the road

Thank michaelbkolsky
Reviewed 19 July 2017

Barkerville is a great place to visit to learn about the history of the gold rush when visiting Prince George or Quesnel or you are on your way through to Prince Rupert. It has been on my list for a number of years and I'm...More

Thank Murray W
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Barkerville truly exceeded our expectations! The accuracy of the buildings and furnishings, the friendly, engaging characters around town, and the sense of living history enchanted us.

1  Thank NorthCountryWriter
Reviewed 9 July 2017

We really enjoyed this piece of gold rush history and ambience. The tour of the town was SO interesting and led by a very informed lady that told the story in character and good humour. We thoroughly enjoyed it! There were so many things to...More

1  Thank Wanda K
Reviewed 4 July 2017

I thought this might be another tourist trap that mainly sells junk souvenirs from China. I was genuinely surprised about how much I learned about BC history and gold mining in general. The few shops that are on site offered some very interesting items (along...More

Thank MaxBC
Reviewed 3 July 2017

Acting is fabulous. Presentations are outstanding. The Chinese cultural activities were world class. One of the presenters has PHD and other presenters included ballerina doing facinating long sleeve dance and gentlement with at east 6 ancient Chinese instruments. Shows at one and four now involve...More

Thank ComoxLib
Reviewed 2 July 2017

Barkerville is about stories and the accomplished actors roaming about do an amazing job engaging the visitors in it. Singing, stories, staying in role the whole time. It seems corny at first but then you realize how talented they are and get into it. many...More

1  Thank roadkilt
Reviewed 2 July 2017

We went to Barkerville for the first time in 2015, and were very disappointed.Maybe our timing was wrong, but there were very few of the advertised attractions.A lot of the buildings were locked, and others had no scenes reproduced; just empty cabins.The Chinatown display was...More

Thank Marian C
Reviewed 1 July 2017

Took my 40' RV there. Roads we OK. Large lot to park in. We stayed a little late and decided to overnight in the parking lot. We were notified that there was a charge for overnighting. We were charged for a full service site for...More

1  Thank robertandlindar
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Deana O
15 January 2017|
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Response from jrjdouglas |
Hello Deanna: Barkerville's main season programming runs straight through to the end of September, so although you are correct that our visiting audience is a little smaller with schools back in, and the demographic of our... More
25 August 2016|
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Response from Anneamarie60 | Reviewed this property |
Email barkerville tourism directly. They will tell you.
18 May 2016|
Response from bonitomariposa |
We used the kennels , cost was 10 for a medium for the day. They are off to the side of the administration building outside covered. They do not look after your dog. You will need to come back a few times to check on your... More