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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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Interpreters make this place what it is.

This is a wonderful experience in a beautiful spot. The "shows" are what makes it though. The... read more

Reviewed 1 July 2016
Williams Lake, Canada
Worth the visit!

My wife and I spent an afternoon and night in Barkerville on a recent trip (we stayed in the St... read more

Reviewed 27 June 2016
Vancouver Island, Canada
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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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14301 Barkerville Hwy 26, Barkerville, British Columbia V0K 1B0, Canada
+1 888-994-3332
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Reviewed 1 July 2016

This is a wonderful experience in a beautiful spot. The "shows" are what makes it though. The actors are amazing and really educated about the time period. Between humour and facts they get their message across. They are pretty good about keeping all age groups...More

Thank BillysPuddleGirl
Reviewed 27 June 2016

My wife and I spent an afternoon and night in Barkerville on a recent trip (we stayed in the St George, which I have reviewed separately, & recommend). When we 1st arrived we weren’t greatly impressed, but the town grew on us, especially after we...More

1  Thank SARNanoose
Reviewed 25 June 2016

This was my first time visiting Barkerville while in full operation. The first time I went it was closed but I was still able to walk around. I learned a lot about the gold rush and what everyday life was like in the 1800's this...More

Thank Harmonize
Reviewed 22 June 2016

Spent the better part of a week here looking at the exhibits, watching the street actors having fun with wonderful tales of old and talking to characters from the past. Exploring the areas around here with all the new knowledge makes for a very special...More

1  Thank Tom W
Reviewed 21 June 2016

Excellent historic site, some places are mannequins and bars but some you can go in and participate. Photographer dream. Historian dream. Services shut down at 6, most at 4, then it is deserted. You can stay overnight at some places (recommended). Big visitor center, stages,...More

1  Thank Cindy S
Reviewed 21 June 2016

Been here many times. They are building new things to see every year. If you want to take home sourdough bread from the bakery you have to get there early before it sells out. Save room for a cinnamon bun to eat while you wander...More

Thank MooseMan2000
Reviewed 19 June 2016

It may be a little remote but Barkerville is worth the trip. It's one of the best tourist destinations in BC. The town has been so well restored and the exhibits are so informative. For $14.50 for TWO days (adult) it's a great value. Once...More

Thank kernonda
Reviewed 14 June 2016

The guided tour with period characters was so interesting. We arrived in June, but had very cold & rainy weather - it's high in altitude so I would recommend wearing layers & bring an umbrella. The buildings and history was well worth the 80 km...More

Thank MtnMamma54
Reviewed 9 June 2016

Interactive characters give tours, school lessons, and don't miss the water wheel show in the afternoon, lots of explanations how gold is mined. Restaurants, bakery, fudge, ice cream stores. Now they have b&b onsite too. We camped at loehee campground, only one of three open...More

Thank LoloVictoriaBCCanada
Reviewed 3 June 2016 via mobile

As an educator it is always exciting to find educational opportunities while on vacation! I am a history buff and was thrilled by this little gem in the mountains. The old buildings were fascinating and the staff was happy to impart interesting facts about every...More

1  Thank LindaB04
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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