Barkerville is a gold "rush"

 
Photographer
Nancy Shields

Barkerville is a gold "rush"

Learn more about what B.C. has in store for you this winter by searching #SkiNorthBC  or visit our  #SkiNorthBC expedition page , where more stories and videos will be coming out all season long.

By NANCY SHIELDS for #SkiNorthBC

Barkerville, B.C. – Picture this, it’s the 1800s and gold is the topic of every conversation. There were stories of an enchanting place in the Cariboo region that offered a great deal of wealth and a chance for a new life. The catch? An incredible adventure up the Fraser River, through canyons and mountains, all while enduring some of Northern British Columbia’s most intense weather.

Check out how you can make the break from a hectic life by discovering Barkerville...

Barkerville
Photographer
Nancy Shields

Enter Barkerville, B.C. A bustling hub of adventure and gold. A place where different cultures came and learned how to work together, so everyone could strive. It was a place where only the physically and emotionally resilient people survived. A place where dreams came alive.

Today, Barkerville has turned into an incredible destination to where you can learn about the Gold Rush Trail and have some fun while you're finding out all about the yellow metal. During the summer months, you will see folks dressed up in their 1800s apparel and in full character, they give you a glimpse of what life might have been like for early pioneers.

Barkerville
Photographer
Nancy Shields

In the winter months, you can enjoy tubing and skating – the same activities they probably enjoyed back in the 1800s, and you can enjoy a guided tours within the town itself.

Need more inspiration? Take a look at the photos below and get inspired – put Barkerville on the map for your next road trip.

Barkerville
Photographer
Nancy Shields

The townsite of Barkerville is incredibly captivating. It feels as though you've walked back in time when you step foot in the area.

Barkerville
Photographer
Nancy Shields

Enjoy guided tours by folks in full character mode in Barkerville and be immersed into what life was like back in the 1800s during the Gold Rush.

Barkerville
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Nancy Shields

Most of the buildings in Barkerville are the original structures from the 1800s.

If You Go

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Start planning your Barkerville adventures here .

For more on the entire region, home to Troll Ski Resort and the historic town of Barkerville, check out the website for the Cariboo Regional District.

Barkerville is found at the end of the Barkerville Highway. Start at Quesnel and make a weekend or a week of exploring this drive through history.

Learn more about what B.C. has in store for you this winter by searching #SkiNorthBC or visit our  #SkiNorthBC expedition page , where more stories and videos will be coming out all season long.

Destination
Wells
Community
Barkerville Highway
Region
Northern British Columbia
Province
British Columbia