Top 5 reasons to visit Barkerville in winter
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The winding mountainous road comes to an end at Barkerville, but this is not where the adventure ends, it only means you simply no longer require a vehicle. With countless ways to explore Barkerville, it’s important to introduce this town along with a bit of its history so you can begin to grasp the scope of this place.
The once-booming town of Barkerville doesn’t look a day past 1870 in its present state. Perfectly preserved, it's mainly known as a major summer destination, but the quieter wintertime is where the real opportunity for striking out on your own happens. While many of the shops and accommodations are closed in the winter, the outdoor adventures will keep you thoroughly entertained. And for those chilly moments, there is a cozy café with warm eats ready for your arrival. For everything else, the charming town of Wells is just six km away.
So, lets get to it. What is all this adventurous hype about Barkerville, you might wonder? Here are our top five reasons to visit this unique destination in winter. But don’t be fooled, there are certainly more than just five reasons.
Gold Rush Trail
Time it right and you can experience the original Gold Rush Trail that links towns all the way from Barkerville to Kamloops by snowmobile. You can make it a multi-day tour, stopping along the way for overnights and authentic Gold Rush experiences. See a nook of the world that few rarely do, which all begins in Barkerville.