Category Archives: Barkerville

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 […]

“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, […]

December 08

2017 Theatre Royal CASTING CALL

December 02

Employment Opportunity – Programming Diversification Officer (Full-time, One-Year Position, Extendable with Sustainable Revenues)

Programming Diversification Officer (Full-time, One-Year Position, Extendable with Sustainable Revenues) Reporting to the CEO and teaming with other staff, the position is responsible for developing and stewarding a wide range of activities and programs in B.C.’s Cariboo and Central Interior to advance the reach and participation of this Provincial and National Heritage Site. Prime responsibilities […]

October 27

Scary streets, haunted houses and a real Spooky Buddy at Barkerville’s Ghostly Hallowe’en

Barkerville’s autumnal Activities Season is underway, and the National Historic Site’s nighttime streets are quiet… disturbingly quiet, in fact. On Monday, October 31st, from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM, visitors to BC’s Gold Rush Town can explore the darker side Barkerville – in a lighthearted, family-friendly nod to the spirits of Hallowe’en past, present, and […]

October 14

Ray Beaulieu Memorial Fire Truck Building now a reality thanks to #FCCAgriSpirit Fund and others

October 14, 2016 [Barkerville, BC] Ray Beaulieu Memorial Fire Truck Building now a reality thanks to FCC AgriSpirit Fund and others Brief • An investment of $25,000 CDN from Farm Credit Canada’s AgriSpirit Fund is providing welcome aid in the construction of a heated garage that will be used to house a new fire truck […]

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 […]