Join the great Barkerville Migration (by donation)!

We’re on the last leg of a record-breaking journey along the Cariboo Waggon Road’s 150th anniversary season… and Barkerville needs your help to make it to our goal of 60,000 visitors in 2015!

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It’s been six long years since Barkerville has welcomed 60,000 visitors in a single season, and we’ve only got a few hundred folks to go in 2015… so come out for our closing weekend and “pay what you can” admission to British Columbia’s Gold Rush Town – the largest historic site in western North America!

Barkerville’s award-winning historical interpretation programs are in full September-swing, our shops and restaurants are open until late-afternoon, and the Theatre Royal’s 1:00 PM show is the talk of the town!

But that’s not all…

  • On Saturday, September 26 there are three additional, and very special events:
    • 11:30 AM to 11:55 AM – the new Barkerville School grand opening (which includes the premiere of a new video presentation)
    • 12:00 NOON to 12:10 PM – there will be a signing launch of the Barkerville Edition of the BC Studies Journal (at the new Barker & Co. Shaft and Shaft House)
    • 12:10 PM to 12:45 PM – the grand opening of the new Barker & Co. Shaft and Shaft House (includes new interpretation presentation)
  • Out of Time 2: Another Steampunk Murder Mystery runs from Friday, September 25 to Sunday, September 27 (visit for details and tickets)

So bring your pocket change to Barkerville Historic Town & Park this weekend, and what you save on admission you can use to jump-start your own visions of gold at the new Billy Barker Memorial Wishing Well (which is totally a real thing, by the way… at the Barker & Co. Shaft and Shaft House)!

Barkerville by donation fall 2015