Category Archives: Sesquicentennial

June 25

Celebrate the anniversary of Canada’s first birthday party at Barkerville’s 2018 Dominion Day event

Brief On Sunday, July 1st, 2018, visitors from all over the world will celebrate the 150th anniversary of the first “Canada Day” party in history at Barkerville Historic Town & Park, with a costumed street parade (led by local RCMP in Red Serge and the Quesnel Pipes & Drums band), traditional anvil salute, and traditional […]

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 […]

“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 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 […]

January 22

Barkerville Timber Kings episode to air Sunday, February 7th at 7:00 PM Pacific Time

Brief This past June, Barkerville Historic Town & Park played host to Timber Kings, the hit HGTV reality television series starring a crew of master log-smiths from Williams Lake’s own Pioneer Log Homes of British Columbia… and now the Kings are returning the favour. At 7:00 PM Pacific Time on Sunday, February 7th the sixth episode […]

November 06

Barkerville’s record-setting season primed by robust provincial partnerships [Part 4 of 4]

  Brief The Honourable Teresa Wat, Minister of International Trade and Minister Responsible for Asia Pacific Strategy and Multiculturalism visited Barkerville this past summer with the Honorable Coralee Oakes, (then) Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development, in order to tour Barkerville’s historic Chinatown and discuss future Chinese Legacy Projects A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) […]

October 28

Barkerville’s annual Ghostly Walk and Blair House of Horror – Saturday, October 31st

October 16

Partnerships and pilot cabins provide keys to Barkerville’s record-setting season [Part 3 of 4]

Brief In partnership with the Heritage Branch of British Columbia’s Ministryof Forest, Lands, and Natural Resource Operations, the management of Cottonwood House Historic Site (near Quesnel, BC) had a successful transition from School District 28 to the Barkerville heritage Trust in 2015 In August of 2015, the 160+ campsites contained in three consolidated Barkerville Campgrounds […]

October 15

Reconstruction offers a solid foundation for Barkerville’s successful season [Part 2 of 4]

  Brief In early 2015 Barkerville’s Eldorado Gold Panning & Gifts underwent successful foundation and structural repairs, preserving the character of the original 1930s building as per the official Standards & Guidelines for the Conservation of Historic Places in Canada the Barkerville Heritage Trust would like to thank Algonquin Contracting, as well as the Eldorado’s […]

October 14

Barkerville’s “season of sesquicentennials” a record-setting success [Part 1 of 4]

Brief The 2015 Barkerville season resulted in a recent-history attendance record of 60,371 visitors between May 15th and September 27th this is the first year since 2010 Barkerville has exceeded 60,000 guests a variety of factors impacted attendance, including a number of recent improvements to the town and park, amplified earned-media and marketing strategies, and […]