Author Archives: Barkerville, BC

December 13

Record-setting crowds bring welcome holiday cheer to Barkerville’s Victorian Christmas

Brief Approximately 1600 people from all over British Columbia and abroad visited Barkerville Historic Town & Park between Saturday, December 9th and Monday, December 11th This year’s event set an historic attendance record for the most Old Fashioned Victorian Christmas visitors ever, breaking a previous record set in December of 2015 Admission to Barkerville’s annual […]

December 01

Jingle bells, Bakery smells, and Tube Runs all the way: Victorian Christmas at Barkerville sleighs!

Brief • Barkerville Historic Town & Park is bustling with special events and activities for yuletide revelers looking to experience the wintertime magic of western North America’s largest heritage attraction, nestled under an elegant blanket of snow, from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM on Saturday, December 9th through Monday, December 11th • A stay at […]

Winter Wonderland, Week Two! November 18

Barkerville’s Old Fashioned Victorian Christmas – 2017 Schedule

Welcome to an Old Fashioned Victorian Christmas at Barkerville Historic Town & Park December 9th, 10th, and 11th 10:00 am to 4:00 pm Activities Take an exciting sleigh ride with Barnard’s Express Stage Lines (Map #24). Partake in the delicious delights of Victorian home baking at the Wendle House (Map #18). Join Miss Florence Wilson […]

September 04

2017 Cowboy & Drover Jubilee Schedule: September 8-10

August 11

2017 Aboriginal Celebration – Saturday, August 12 – Schedule

2017 Aboriginal Celebration Saturday, August 12 Schedule of Events   The following films will screen at the Visitors’ Reception Centre (#4) 10:00 am                 Wilds to Riches: a Cariboo Gold Rush Documentary 11:00 am                 Canyon War: the Untold Story   The following activities will take place at the Barkerville Pavilion (#4b)   12:30 pm […]

July 22

Barkerville and Cottonwood House are historic sites in good hands thanks to new wildfire & structural protection plans

Brief Today, Barkerville Historic Town & Park and Cottonwood House Historic Site CEO Ed Coleman met with Pete Laing, Incident Commander for the Quesnel East Wildfire Incident Command Centre, to complete “on the ground” planning and reviews of the recently completed Community Wildfire Protection Plan for Barkerville Historic Town & Park, and the Barkerville Structural […]

July 14

Aboriginal Celebration rescheduled to Saturday, AUGUST 12th

Out of respect for the situation facing many of our indigenous partners and First Nations communities in the central interior of British Columbia, we have rescheduled tomorrow’s 4th annual Aboriginal Celebration. Please join us at Barkerville on SATURDAY, AUGUST 12th for an amazing day of friendship, education, and entertainment as we celebrate the indigenous peoples […]

July 08

“Pay What You Can” camping and admission for those effected by BC wildfires

Due to the unprecedented nature of the current state of emergency in the Cariboo and throughout BC, Barkerville is offering “pay what you can” camping and RV sites at all three of our Barkerville Campgrounds (as well as Cottonwood House Historic Site) to those effected by the fires. Capacity may be limited, and some restrictions […]

Group of Seven painting to be unveiled at Barkerville during Canada150 Theatre Royal Gala

Brief On Saturday, June 17, 2017, Barkerville Historic Town & Park will host its annual Theatre Royal Gala and Barkerville Heritage Trust AGM. Saturday’s Theatre Royal Gala will premiere three different summer shows from Newman & Wright Theatre Company: The Fred Wells Show at 1:00 PM, Cariboo Gold Quartz Radio Hour at 4:00 PM, and […]

“Queen Victoria” to celebrate Her 198th birthday at Barkerville on Monday, May 22

Brief On Monday May 22nd – Victoria Day – visitors to Barkerville Historic Town & Park are invited to enjoy Royal Tea with Royalty, as ‘Queen Victoria’ visits Barkerville’s world-famous Wake Up Jake Restaurant for two sittings of afternoon High Tea – at 1:00 PM and 3:00 PM. In addition to the classic English warm-steeped beverage, […]