July 07

Barkerville’s 2016 Aboriginal Celebration – Saturday, July 9th – Schedule

Barkerville’s 2016 Aboriginal Celebration Saturday, July 9th  Schedule of Events* 11:00 am          Screening  of Wilds to Riches: a Cariboo Gold Rush Documentary (at Visitors’ Reception Centre) 12:00 noon      Screening of Canyon War: The Untold Story (at Visitors’ Reception Centre) 1:45 pm            Opening Ceremonies (starts at hill outside […]

June 30

Dominion Day and the “New” Canadian Flag

Canada’s very first Dominion Day celebration was held in Barkerville as a fervent display of support for Canadian confederation three years before British Columbia joined in 1871. Just past midnight on July 1, 1868, the Dominion of Canada’s first anniversary, Barkerville citizens launched their own version of a 21 gun salute. Cannons were in short supply, so […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

March 04

Career Opportunity – Commerce, Partnerships & Giving Officer

Barkerville Historic Town & Park, governed by Barkerville Heritage Trust, has an opening for a Commerce, Partnerships & Giving Officer (Full-time; Permanent) Reporting to the CEO and teaming with other staff, the position is responsible for developing and stewarding a wide range of stakeholders, donors, and customers in BC’s Cariboo region and Central Interior to advance the […]

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 […]

January 15

Barkerville to host historic finishing leg of Gold Rush Sled Dog Mail Run on Sunday, January 24th

Brief The Gold Rush Sled Dog Mail Run from Quesnel to Barkerville takes place January 22nd to 24th, 2016 Now in its 24th year, the Gold Rush Trail Sled Dog Mail Run was once a qualifying event for both the Yukon Quest and the Iditarod dog sled races, but in 1998 the competitive focus was […]

December 18

Barkerville’s Victorian Christmas merriment bookended by twin Christmas miracles

Brief More than 1200 people from all corners of British Columbia and abroad visited Barkerville Historic Town & Park between Saturday, December 12th and Monday, December 14th, as the Provincial Heritage Property and National Historic Site of Canada bustled with special events and activities for yuletide revelers looking to experience the wintertime magic of western […]