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Person in period costume walks down street of heritage buildings at Barkerville Historic Town in British Columbia


Barkerville Historic Site - Two Day Pass

Barkerville, BC
Credit: Destination British Columbia


Travel back to the 1860s and walk through a unique streetscape with more than 125 heritage buildings and displays. Embark on a town tour and explore this world-class heritage site thriving with rich history. Learn all about BC's gold rush town with your expert guide and experience authentic gold panning in the historic town of Barkerville.


  • Wander freely around the vast heritage site and see various heritage buildings showcasing thousands of historical artifacts, photos, maps and documents.
  • Take on a gold panning lesson and pan for a sample of gold to take home with you.
  • Watch an authentic wooden Cornish Waterwheel in action and learn about the working conditions of an underground mining operation during the Waterwheel Show.
  • Explore one of Canada's oldest Chinatowns and see how Chinese merchants and miners lived on a Chinatown Tour.
  • See blacksmiths in action and smell the sizzle of hot metal smoke at Cameron & Ames Blacksmith Shop.

Barkerville is open between 8:00 am and 8:00 pm. Admission tickets are required to enter mid-May through mid-September. 

Activity policies

Important Travel Info: Due to COVID-19, Barkerville Historic Site has daily admission caps and ticket availability must be booked and confirmed prior to arrival. 

Location: 14301 BC-26, Barkerville, BC

All admission tickets are valid for two days and gives you full complement of exhibits and interpretive performances. 

AVAILABLE IN  Barkerville, BC 


+ taxes and fees, per adult

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