Barkerville Bella is hitting the road to retrace major routes from east, west, north, and south, to where it all began in BC – Barkerville! Bella’s tour will cover 7000 km throughout BC and Alberta, and is aimed at promoting Barkerville’s 150th anniversary celebrations in 2012, while paying special attention to other historic sites and attractions along the route to give visitors plenty of BC trip ideas.
Founded in 1862, Barkerville was “The Gold Capital of British Columbia”, and is is now the largest historic site in Western North America. Visiting Barkerville is a great way to take a step back in history to one of the largest gold rushes in the world.
Over 140 historic buildings line the streets, and during the summer you can enjoy guided tours, mining demonstrations, street interpreters, stage coach rides, restaurants, shops & live theatre. There are B&Bs and other places to stay in Barkerville so visitors can spend more time right in the heart of the Gold Rush.
Upcoming events include the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival, a traditional celebration honouring Barkerville’s Chinese heritage, with activities all day with lantern parade through Barkerville at dusk.