Category Archives: Media Releases

Media Releases from BC’s Gold Rush Town.

B-Dawg the Spooky Buddy 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 […]

barkervilles-new-1990-ladder-fire-truck-shown-here-outside-the-barkerville-fire-hall 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 […]

Capri Aspe performs the long sleeve dance. 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 […]

The incomparable Ben Zhou. August 04

2016 Chinese Mid-Autumn Moon Festival, Saturday August 20th


August 04

Barkerville a guest at the Canadian Alliance of Chinese Associations Grand Inauguration of the 6th Executive Team Ceremony in Vancouver’s Chinatown

Barkerville had the pleasure of being a guest at the Canadian Alliance of Chinese Associations Grand Inauguration of the 6th Executive Team Ceremony in Vancouver’s Chinatown. Chief Executive Office of Barkerville, Ed Coleman was honoured to congratulate Executive Chairman, Dian Qi Wang on his new position within the Association and to present Appreciation Certificates to several individuals from 130 […]

Queen Victoria at the Wake Up Jake May 26

Barkerville welcomes more than 3000 visitors opening week; admission still “pay what you can”

  Brief Barkerville Historic Town & Park opened for the 2016 season on Thursday, May 19 A record-setting 3300 guests visited the site in its first seven days of operation, compared to the same seven day period recorded each year over the past ten years Nearly 2400 of those guests arrived and/or stayed through the […]

Kiley Sales May 18

Barkerville welcomes Kiley Sales as its new Commerce, Partnerships and Giving Officer

Brief Barkerville Historic Town & Park recently held a rigorous competition to find a suitable candidate for its new Commerce, Partnerships and Giving Officer. A field of nearly two dozen qualified applicants was narrowed to a shortlist of four exceptional candidates, each of whom met with a five-person committee during a series of mandatory site-tours […]

Barkerville Aerial FB May 11

Barkerville opens May 19 and admission is “pay-what-you-can”

Brief Barkerville Historic Town & Park opens for the 2016 season on Thursday, May 19th. For the fifth straight year, admission to Barkerville is “pay-what-you-can” until the end of May. Barkerville’s 2016 season is brimming with award-winning educational programming, museum displays, live entertainment, restaurants and authentic shopping opportunities, on-site boutique accommodations and nearby camping and cabin options. On Monday […]

Daniel Radcliffe and Zoe Kazan (THE F WORD) - photo by Caitlin Cronenberg © 2013 F Word Productions, Inc. April 13

Barkerville to host National Canadian Film Day mini-fest at the Sunset Theatre April 20

Brief On Wednesday, April 20, Barkerville Historic Town & Park will host a National Canadian Film Day mini-festival at the historic Sunset Theatre in Wells, BC. National Canadian Film Day, a REEL CANADA-presented cinematic “happening” now entering its third-year, will see more than 170 concurrent screenings held across the country in every Province and Territory, […]