Tag Archives: Dominion Day

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 […]

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 […]

July 05

[History Town] We are part of something that means so much to so many

Dominion Day always reminds me of how important Barkerville has been, and continues to be, in the story of my life. Twenty-two years ago – on July 1st, 1993 – I participated in my first Dominion Day celebration in Barkerville as Miss Florence Wilson. It was all very new and exciting for me, and as […]

June 29

Dominion Day Schedule of Events at Barkerville Historic Town July 1st, 2015

July 03

Scotiabank helps make Barkerville’s Dominion Day a (one hundred pound) cake walk

Thanks to the generous financial support of the Quesnel branch of Scotiabank, Barkerville’s 146th annual Dominion Day celebrations were filled with fun, frolic, and frosting on Canada Day (July 1st). Although Canada is in fact 147 years old this year, Barkerville held the first-ever recorded birthday party for the new Dominion 146 years ago – on […]

June 27

Barkerville’s Dominion Day Schedule for July 1st, 2014

Welcome to Barkerville’s 2014 Dominion Day Celebration! 11:00 am Enjoy our Canada Cake on the inside porch of the Visitors’ Centre (#4) 11:45 am Street Parade assembles at St. Saviour’s Anglican Church (#12) 12:00 noon Street Parade begins from St. Saviour’s Anglican Church (#12) 12:15 pm Street Parade concludes at the Canadian Claim (#126) for […]

June 26

Did Barkerville Invent Canada Day?

  Barkerville’s Dominion Day celebrations are so much fun. I can say this with authority, as I have celebrated Canada Day in many places across the nation, and nothing compares. If you haven’t yet made your plans for the 1st of July, pencil us in. Not only can we guarantee a good time, we can […]

October 06

New funding for Barkerville work

VICTORIA – $247,000 will be provided to the Barkerville Heritage Trust for urgent infrastructure projects at the world-renowned provincial heritage site, announced Kevin Krueger, Minister of Tourism, Culture and the Arts on Monday. Funding will be used for repairs needed to strengthen the dike protecting the site’s sewage lagoon and for remediation work on the […]