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Barkerville Historic Town

14301 Barkerville Hwy 26, Barkerville, British Columbia V0K 1B0, Canada
+1 888-994-3332
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Love Barkerville

Love coming here as a family outing but one sad note The usually great Chinese food lunch... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Eriksdale, Canada
via mobile
Wonderful place to visit

This was our first visit in thirty years. BIG changes have been made with more in progress. Be... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
via mobile
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With over 100 preserved historic buildings, this village is a representative of the Victorian gold rush era.
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good21%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 07:00 - 19:00
14301 Barkerville Hwy 26, Barkerville, British Columbia V0K 1B0, Canada
+1 888-994-3332
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Love coming here as a family outing but one sad note The usually great Chinese food lunch restaurant was possibly under new ownership And the food was not very good My sister ordered a seafood hotspot for 25- and it had very very little seafood...More

Thank Wainwrp
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This was our first visit in thirty years. BIG changes have been made with more in progress. Be patient, take your time and plan for a couple days during the height of the season. The road is narrow and winding with industrial traffic present (...More

Thank BradHulton
Reviewed 17 June 2017

Amazing opportunity to learn about life in the late 1800's. Make sure to take in as many tours and exhibits as possible as they really add to your experience.

Thank theimps2017
Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

Although the town depicts a very interesting and excellent restoration of the original town, we were hoping for a bit more focus on the old gold miners. The townsite was very interesting and displayed most objects one would expect to find in an 1800's bakery,...More

Thank Jan S
Reviewed 16 June 2017

We were part of a Vintage Car driving tour stopping in Barkerville. Judy in Administration was very helpful in arranging a show and shine for our vehicles. This place gets better each time we visit, We particularly enjoyed the stage show and the paddlewheel demonstration....More

Thank Ken H
Reviewed 7 June 2017

You really need a couple of days to see and do all there is in Barkerville. There is lots to read about if you have the time.

1  Thank Shirley M
Reviewed 3 June 2017

Great spot to visit - take the Chinatown and Historic Town walking tours.....very informative and fun !! So much to do .... can spend 2-3 days here for sure !! Enjoy all this historic venue gas to offer !!

2  Thank TomasoVernon_B_C_
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

We stayed in Wells and made a quick trip to Barkerville before heading out for PG. We chose to explore the town on our own. We arrived early and there were very few people there. It was such a treat to walk the old streets...More

1  Thank LemmyStarflea
Reviewed 30 May 2017

Just back from our 4th trip to Barkerville, and if anything gets better with age, Barkerville may be one of those! We were up early in the season, so the town was just getting rolling for summer, but it was awesome. Not many people yet,...More

1  Thank JohnHMapleValley_WA
Reviewed 29 May 2017

We so enjoyed our trip to this BC treasure. The history was enlightening and the old town "characters" really brought the town and it's history to life. I know that the theater shows can be corny but I'm afraid the show at the Royal Theater...More

1  Thank BreezeAway
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Deana O
15 January 2017|
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Response from jrjdouglas |
Hello Deanna: Barkerville's main season programming runs straight through to the end of September, so although you are correct that our visiting audience is a little smaller with schools back in, and the demographic of our... More
26 August 2016|
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Response from Anneamarie60 | Reviewed this property |
Email barkerville tourism directly. They will tell you.
18 May 2016|
Response from bonitomariposa |
We used the kennels , cost was 10 for a medium for the day. They are off to the side of the administration building outside covered. They do not look after your dog. You will need to come back a few times to check on your... More