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Barkerville Historic Town & Park

Open Now: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Open today: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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Great Way to Spend a Couple Days

Tons of history and stories to hear. 1 day is not enought time, 2 days gave us enough to do most... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Great family get away.

Really interesting place for our kids and us. We enjoyed gold panning, stagecoach ride and shows... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
West Kelowna, Canada
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Billy Barker’s legendary gold strike on Williams Creek triggered a multi-billion dollar industrial revolution that literally built a province. Today, the extraordinary historic town of Barkerville stands as a living testament to BC’s golden...more
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
14301 Hwy 26 E, Barkerville, British Columbia V0K 1B0, Canada
+1 888-994-3332
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Tons of history and stories to hear. 1 day is not enought time, 2 days gave us enough to do most thing, 3 days would be enough to do everything and see all the shows. In august it rained both day we were there so...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really interesting place for our kids and us. We enjoyed gold panning, stagecoach ride and shows. They have done a great job of preserving the past and making it very interesting. Our kids loved it. Much to do for two days there.

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a long drive from Alberta and we wondered if the trek would be worth it. It was! The moment we arrived in the evening we were immediately transported back in time. We stepped through the gate to a true ghost town. Night time,...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Sncoops
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Quite a history lesson, very well done. A step back in time, for sure! All the displays have very informative write ups. Nice bakery to get a snack or lunch, a few little shops. We only spent a day but you could take in hiking...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Sue-Laurence B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So much history and a fantastic day - could have been longer!!! So much to see and do. People are extra friendly and so knowledgeable about the area. Well worth the drive, the stay and very inexpensive to do the walk through tour. Needs to...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Iva T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First visit, hopefully not the last! A fascinating look back in time. The characters bring the town to life in such a way that you are drawn into the life back in the late 1800’s. The presentations and shows are excellent (and humourous). We stayed...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Felicity A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This well-preserved and restored village has actors in character who entertain visitors with delightful depictions of the past. The actors are personable, talented and authentic while telling the stories of the mining town. Highly recommended!

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank iTravelkeen
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited Barkerville this summer and stayed over at the George Hotel. I really reccommend taking the walking tour if you can be there at the start of the day! Because we stayed over we were able to get into the Gold Rush Tales even...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Gerry S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Surprisingly for such a modest entry fee, the day here was fabulous. The features throughout the day are recommended, so don't miss them, especially the water engine, which is so funny. There is enough here to spend the whole day exploring the houses and history,...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank montym700
Reviewed August 16, 2019

I dreamed of the day of coming to barkerville from learning about it when I was grade 5. Now all grown up and have kids. Our family started the 9 hr trip to go see it. I was surprised to see it so far from...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Deana O
January 15, 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
August 25, 2016|
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Response from Anneamarie60 | Reviewed this property |
Email barkerville tourism directly. They will tell you.
May 18, 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