Did You Know?

  • 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.