Fire Brigade September 16

The Amazing Race (to Rebuild Barkerville) – Saturday, September 17th

The Amazing Race (to Rebuild Barkerville) Saturday, September 17th, 2:30-4:30 PM The Great Fire of 1868 has left Barkerville in much need of repair, and it’s up to you and your “Fire Brigade” team to race through a series of exciting challenges that will help rebuild the town and lead the ultimate winner to a […]

The Chinatown arch. August 18

2016 Lung Duck Tong Mid-Autumn Banquet – Saturday, August 20th

Capri Aspe performs the long sleeve dance. August 12

Shaolin martial arts featured at Barkerville’s 19th annual Mid-Autumn Moon Festival

According to ancient Chinese astrology, the moon is at its roundest in the middle of the autumn season. Since the round shape of full moon symbolizes family reunion and togetherness in Chinese culture, one of the preeminent festivals in the Chinese calendar is the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival. During the festival, family members gather to eat […]

August 08

Local governments host martial arts performance in Barkerville

  Williams Lake, B.C. – Local governments in the Central Interior region of B.C. are hosting a series of Chinese martial arts performances between Aug. 18 and Aug. 22, 2016, in partnership with the Cultural Department of Henan Province, People’s Republic of China. The performing group is comprised of 18 elite martial arts practitioners from […]

The incomparable Ben Zhou. August 04

2016 Chinese Mid-Autumn Moon Festival, Saturday August 20th

 

August 04

Barkerville a guest at the Canadian Alliance of Chinese Associations Grand Inauguration of the 6th Executive Team Ceremony in Vancouver’s Chinatown

Barkerville had the pleasure of being a guest at the Canadian Alliance of Chinese Associations Grand Inauguration of the 6th Executive Team Ceremony in Vancouver’s Chinatown. Chief Executive Office of Barkerville, Ed Coleman was honoured to congratulate Executive Chairman, Dian Qi Wang on his new position within the Association and to present Appreciation Certificates to several individuals from 130 […]

2015 Aboriginal Celebration14 July 07

Barkerville’s 2016 Aboriginal Celebration – Saturday, July 9th – Schedule

Barkerville’s 2016 Aboriginal Celebration Saturday, July 9th  Schedule of Events* 11:00 am          Screening  of Wilds to Riches: a Cariboo Gold Rush Documentary (at Visitors’ Reception Centre) 12:00 noon      Screening of Canyon War: The Untold Story (at Visitors’ Reception Centre) 1:45 pm            Opening Ceremonies (starts at hill outside […]

Barkerville Canada Flag June 30

Dominion Day and the “New” Canadian Flag

Canada’s very first Dominion Day celebration was held in Barkerville as a fervent display of support for Canadian confederation three years before British Columbia joined in 1871. Just past midnight on July 1, 1868, the Dominion of Canada’s first anniversary, Barkerville citizens launched their own version of a 21 gun salute. Cannons were in short supply, so […]

Queen Victoria at the Wake Up Jake May 26

Barkerville welcomes more than 3000 visitors opening week; admission still “pay what you can”

  Brief Barkerville Historic Town & Park opened for the 2016 season on Thursday, May 19 A record-setting 3300 guests visited the site in its first seven days of operation, compared to the same seven day period recorded each year over the past ten years Nearly 2400 of those guests arrived and/or stayed through the […]

Kiley Sales May 18

Barkerville welcomes Kiley Sales as its new Commerce, Partnerships and Giving Officer

Brief Barkerville Historic Town & Park recently held a rigorous competition to find a suitable candidate for its new Commerce, Partnerships and Giving Officer. A field of nearly two dozen qualified applicants was narrowed to a shortlist of four exceptional candidates, each of whom met with a five-person committee during a series of mandatory site-tours […]