Barkerville’s live programming set to return June 1st, 2024

January 23, 2024 (Barkerville, BC) – Barkerville Historic Town & Park is excited to announce the dates for its

2024 Main Season. The heritage site will open on Saturday June 1st and will run until Sunday September 8th.

Visitors will be able to enjoy the shops and restaurants, take in old favourites like the Guided Town Tour and the

Cornish Waterwheel, learn about Chinese culture, and immerse themselves in the stories ofthe Original Peoples

of this land. The Theatre Royal will also open its doors on June 1st with a new show made possible thanks to the

generosity of Osisko Development. The blacksmith’s forge will be hot, the printing press will be spinning at the

Cariboo Sentinel, and the horses will be chomping at the bit at Barnard’s Express.

July 1st will see the continuation of Barkerville’s Dominion Day celebrations with games for all ages and

evening festivities at the House Hotel. The 9th Annual Indigenous Peoples’ Celebrations will return August

17th to give visitors a taste of Indigenous culture and history. The day will include an artists’ market, games,

dancers, stories, and complimentary Bannock. Barkerville’s Chinese Mid-Autumn Moon Festival will take place

on the following Saturday August 24th and will feature lion and dragon dances and special evening

performances at the Theatre Royal. The main season will conclude on September 8th in preparation for

Olde-Fashioned Christmas on the weekend of December 14th & 15th with sleigh rides, carolling, portraits

with Father Christmas, and plenty of snow.

Annual passes for the historic site are already on sale with a discount of 10% off running until February 29th.

Barkerville’s cottages and historic guest houses are booking up fast, and this summer’s reservations for the

campgrounds are now available. For all of this and more, visit Barkerville’s website at or

phone 1-888-994-3332.

Media Inquiries

Stewart Cawood | Manager, Public Programming & Media (he/him)

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