Barkerville is a gold "rush"
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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.
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.
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.
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The townsite of Barkerville is incredibly captivating. It feels as though you've walked back in time when you step foot in the area.
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.
Most of the buildings in Barkerville are the original structures from the 1800s.
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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.