Category Archives: Media Releases

Media Releases from BC’s Gold Rush Town.

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

August 12

Shaolin martial arts featured at Barkerville’s 19th annual Mid-Autumn Moon Festival

According to ancient Chinese astrology, the moon is at its roundest in the middle of the autumn season. Since the round shape of full moon symbolizes family reunion and togetherness in Chinese culture, one of the preeminent festivals in the Chinese calendar is the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival. During the festival, family members gather to eat […]

August 08

Local governments host martial arts performance in Barkerville

  Williams Lake, B.C. – Local governments in the Central Interior region of B.C. are hosting a series of Chinese martial arts performances between Aug. 18 and Aug. 22, 2016, in partnership with the Cultural Department of Henan Province, People’s Republic of China. The performing group is comprised of 18 elite martial arts practitioners from […]