the largest city north of San Francisco and west of Chicago, Barkerville
is one of BC's oldest historic sites, recognized for it's impressive
collection of original and restored buildings and artifacts.
rose from the Cariboo Goldfield's during the 1860's, but in 1868 the
prosperous town was destroyed by fire. A second Barkerville was built
but by 1871 it was obvious that growth had peaked. By 1900 Barkerville
held only a vestige of its former glory. The Provincial Government decided
to restore Barkerville in 1957 as its major project for the 1958 Centennial.
Each year, thousands of visitors from all over the world travel to the
foothills of the Cariboo mountains to take in this one of a kind heritage
attraction, much like miners and prospectors did during the original
Information & Services
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The Wells Hotel Ltd.: Enjoy simple elegance, cozy accommodation & country meals, in a restored heritage country inn near Barkerville & Bowron Lakes. Relax in the pub, read a book by the fire, or go walking, mountain biking, snowmobiling, or x-country skiing from the front door. more
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Barkerville Historic Town is located 89 kilometres east of Quesnel
on Highway 26.
Accommodations Kelly & King House and the St. George Hotel offer visitor lodging.
campgrounds, with paved access, located close to Barkerville Historic
Town, accommodates tents, RVs, campers and horses. Pets welcome! Scenic
views, mountain creeks, walking and biking trails. Dry firewood for your
campfire. One bundle is $5.
Located right along hwy 26 just 3 km east of Barkerville, contains 87
sites. This campsite features a playground, coin operated showers and
flush toilets, and is wheelchair accessible
Located just 3 km from Barkerville, on Bowron Lake Rd, 54 campsites with
a group picnic shelter, horse paddock rentals, coin-operated showers and
flush toilets. Pull-through spots are available. This site is wheelchair
Governmental Hill has 23 campsites, and is located within walking distance
of historic Barkerville. Features include fire rings, picnic tables, pit
toilets. Not suitable for large RVs or long units.
information or reservations, contact the campground directly. Reservations
require a deposit.
You can tour the town with one of the colourful characters from Barkervilles
past, watch the notorious Judge Begbie strike fear into the hearts of
historys criminals, witness authentic gold rush theatre, and see
a real Cornish Waterwheel in action.
Pan for gold
with your family and friends, visit Barkervilles well preserved
Chinatown, and go back to school in the 1800s. Or, learn about the town
at your own pace by visiting our historic buildings and beautiful displays.
The town's merchants, restaurants and accommodations will provide you
with everything you need for a genuinely comfortable trip into the province's