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The Barkerville National Historic Site was the epicentre of the 1800s Cariboo Gold Rush and it is here that visitors can step back in time to experience the heady days of striking it rich.

The historic town was founded 151 years ago in 1862 after the discovery of significant gold deposits in the Cariboo gold fields. Today Barkerville is a lively, thriving summer town, complete with stagecoach rides, live theatre, costumed interpreters and a vibrant atmosphere whisking visitors back to the gold rush days. Barkerville is also the site of major gold panning competitions.

The historic site is located 80 kilometres east of Quesnel.

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