When Billy Barker “struck pay” on Williams Creek in 1862, British Columbia’s gold rush town was born. Today, the Cariboo Gold Rush is in full swing and Barkerville is still teeming with fortune seekers from all over the world. See the blacksmith and miners at work, ride the stagecoach, take in some live theatre, tour Barkerville’s main street and Chinatown……
Every spring,when the indian paintbrushes and pink fireweed began to bloom along the walls of the Valley of Flags, The Cariboo Sentinel Newspaper published a paper. Compiled from the archives of the original Cariboo Sentinel (published from 1865-75) and from other periodicals, manuscripts and relevant sources, the paper was designed to be a window into that period of our history to which Barkerville and the Cariboo Gold Rush were so important. As part of your visit to amazing Barkerville you can study the archives of this old time newspaper and it’s photographs!
Barkerville opens on May 10 for the 2010 Season. Enjoy High Tea on Victoria Day, Monday May 24. Join Queen Victoria and Albert, prince consort, for High Tea at the Wake Up Jake Restaurant in honour of the Queen’s birthday.
For more information phone 1-888-994-3332 or 1-888-994-3332 or visit the website at www.barkerville.ca
Barkerville is a pleasant daytrip from Prince George, where you will find great Bed & Breakfast accommodations at the local members of the BC Bed & Breakfast Innkeepers Guild.