Category Archives: Special Events

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 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 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 […]