Cariboo/Chilcotin Coast
Barkerville

Barkerville was the main town of the Cariboo Gold Rush in British Columbia, Canada, and is preserved as a historic town. It is located on the north slope of the Cariboo Plateau near the Cariboo Mountains 80 kilometres east of Quesnel.
By 1958, when the provincial government declared the town a BC Heritage Property, Barkerville had been all-but deserted, and the last residents were relocated as work began on restoring the town’s “heyday splendour.”
Now one of Canada’s National Historic Sites, Barkerville is BC’s best known heritage destination and the largest historic site in western North America. Full of colour and vitality, with stagecoach rides, live theatre, saloons serving quaffs of sarsaparilla, a photo studio, cafe and bakery, a well-preserved 19th-century Chinatown and interesting cemetery tours, families love to visit Barkerville and enjoy costumed interpreters roaming the streets as historical characters, greeting newcomers as if they’d just arrived on a Barnard Express stagecoach. One hundred and thirty-five restored buildings are on display as “locals” set off to work at the mine or otherwise bring a bygone era to life. See and hear what it was like to be a blacksmith, a school teacher, a seamstress – or a precocious child – 150+ years ago.

St. George Hotel

The St. George Hotel is a period-inspired bed and breakfast experience in the heart of Barkerville. Enjoy the experience of being back in time to the 1800’s amid the gold rush. This boutique hotel is located in the centre of Barkerville with a look at the past yet offering all the amenities and conveniences of today. Enjoy the elegantly decorated rooms along with a delicious breakfast. Stop into the fully restored saloon for your favorite pint. Step outside to the main street and be thrown back in history while enjoying the quaint shops and restaurants.

Mountain Thyme Getaway

The  Mountain Thyme Getaway is a unique accommodation in Wells, just 5 minutes to Barkerville.  It offers you your own private house right where everything is happening.  Directly across the street is the “best Café in the Cariboo’.  Pop into the most interesting gift store to find that special treasure.

Willow River Inn

Known as “The Willow”, this unique Inn has been around since the town of Wells existed. It was once owned by K.H Sing.  Willow River Inn offers retail shops to browse and boutique accommodation.  Drop into the “Frog On The Bog Gifts and Coffee” downstairs while staying in the Inn upstairs.