Barkerville Historic Town is run by a non-profit, registered charity – the Barkerville Heritage Trust – which consists of representatives from across the north-central interior and the rest of British Columbia.
Seven local governments are represented on the Trust’s Board of Directors – City of Prince George, Fraser-Fort George Regional District, City of Quesnel, Cariboo Regional District, District of Wells, City of Williams Lake and the District of 100 Mile House.
Barkerville is not only a provincially designated Heritage Site, but within Barkerville there are three places that are National Historic Sites of Canada – the Cariboo Waggon Road, the Cariboo Gold Fields and the recently designated Chee Kung Tong building.
Barkerville is more than just heritage buildings: the town includes two cemeteries, 187 000 artifacts, 60 000 photos, a resource library, and archives.
Barkerville has as much infrastructure as a small municipality – 405 ha. of land, a water reservoir, treatment plant and distribution system, a sewage treatment lagoon and collection system, a dyke and drainage protection system and fire alarm and suppression systems as well as three campgrounds and several kilometres of road.
Eighteen private businesses operate within Barkerville to provide visitor services such as restaurants, accommodation and shopping.
Barkerville provides about twenty year-round jobs and over 150 seasonal jobs.
For more information about Barkerville, read some of the articles and reports posted in our Media Room.
Celebrate the 150th anniversary of the first “Canada Day” party in recorded history (July 1, 1868 in Barkerville) with a tug of war, funny face contest, greasy pole climb, egg toss, races and lots more. The House Hotel hosts an evening of entertainment, dancing and refreshments!July 1st, 2018