Virtual Guidebook to the Interior and Rocky Mountains of BC
Main Street of Barkerville Historic Town
east of Quesnel British Columbia, Canada


Barkerville was a gold-mining boom town that sprang up after Billy Barker's discovery of gold in 1862. As with most such towns it faded away when the gold ran out and by 1958 was virtually a ghost town. Luckily the provincial givernment acquired it and has now restored or rebuilt a substantial number of buildings. Costumed interpreters, shops, and performances strive to recreate what life might have been like in Barkerville about 1870.



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A candy store across from the church, near the entrance to Barkerville

(August 17, 2010)


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The Williams Creek Schoolhouse and the Church of Saint Saviour, at the lower end of the main street in Barkerville

(August 17, 2010)


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Inside Saint Saviour's Anglican Church in Barkerville

(August 17, 2010)


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The main street in Barkerville, lined with buildings from the 1870's, including stores, hotels, and restaurants

(August 17, 2010)


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Stagecoach rides around Barkerville Historic Town

(August 17, 2010)


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Street performance outside the Nicol Hotel in Barkerville

(August 17, 2010)


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Costumed interpreters evoke the 1870's in Barkerville Historic Town

(August 17, 2010)


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The upper end of Barkerville is an authentic Chinatown

(August 17, 2010)


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Barkerville's main street continues through Chinatown and up the valley to the remnants of Richfield

(August 17, 2010)


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