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 […]

September 16

The Amazing Race (to Rebuild Barkerville) – Saturday, September 17th

The Amazing Race (to Rebuild Barkerville) Saturday, September 17th, 2:30-4:30 PM The Great Fire of 1868 has left Barkerville in much need of repair, and it’s up to you and your “Fire Brigade” team to race through a series of exciting challenges that will help rebuild the town and lead the ultimate winner to a […]

August 18

2016 Lung Duck Tong Mid-Autumn Banquet – Saturday, August 20th

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]