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British Columbia

“Discover BC’s original adventure travel destination”

When Billy Barker “struck pay” on Williams Creek in 1862, British Columbia’s Gold Rush Town was born.

Today, Barkerville remains rich in history and full of life. Visitors can tour the town with a character from Barkerville’s past, watch the “hanging judge” hold court or take in some live theatre, pan for gold, visit exotic Chinatown and witness the Cornish Waterwheel in action. Guests can also choose their own adventure by exploring more than 100 historic buildings and displays.

Barkerville’s merchants, restaurants and accommodations provide everything for a memorable trip into British Columbia’s golden age — at western Canada’s largest and most famous living museum.

Come to Barkerville and see for yourself. You’ll treasure the experience.

City Information

PO Box 19, 14301
Barkerville Hwy 26
Barkerville, British Columbia
V0K 1B0

Phone: 250-994-3302
Fax: 250-994-3435

Population: 118