Founded in 1862, Barkerville was “The Gold Capital of British Columbia” & is now the largest historic site in Western North America. Take a step back in history to one of the largest gold rushes in the world. Over 140 historic buildings line the streets. During the summer you can enjoy guided tours, mining demonstrations, street interpreters, stage coach rides, restaurants, shops & live theatre. We have cosy B&B’s so you can stay right in the heart of the Gold Rush. Many special events & activities take place throughout the season, including Halloween & Christmas.