Barkerville RVing stories

Check out the RVing opportunities in Barkerville, British Columbia

A historic town with a gold rush theme, Barkerville is a place to learn about history, enjoy a range of activities—both indoors and out—camp at a beautiful local site and have a fantastic time with the whole family. Scroll down on our Dodge City landing page for extensive information on tourist attractions, visitor information, sani-dumps, RV dealers, campsites and more.

horse drawn buggy with tourists in Barkerville

Top things to see and do in Barkerville

Go back to the good old days in this thriving example of B.C. history.

A cowboy on a horse in a pasture.

Horses, heritage and gold fever

The mule trains, freight wagons and lonely faces of miners making their way north to the gold fields are long gone, but RVers can still trace the footsteps of their 1860s counterparts by travelling B.C.’s fabled Gold Rush Trail.

children, adults and a costumed interpreter panning for gold at a long trough filled with water

Bring the family to Barkerville for an adventure they won’t forget

Learn about gold mining in the mid-1800s while visiting Barkerville Historic Town, a restored gold rush town in central British Columbia.

Rose, wearing a vest, jeans and t-shirt, smiles at the camera while she takes notes on a clipboard.
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All in a day’s work

Optimism and a friendly disposition are some of the biggest assets for Rose Higgins as she manages the Barkerville campgrounds.

Gold panning demonstration in Barkerville

Barkerville hits 150 years

Gold miners are remembered and celebrated in Barkerville Historic Town, which marks 150 years in 2012.


Prepare to strike it rich and learn something en route

The small town of Barkerville has a big enough personality to whisk you away from any bustling city.

by Breanne Massey
people gathered in Barkerville's Chinatown

Catch the gold rush fever

Join Barkerville Historic Town in celebrating 150 years of the Cariboo Gold Rush.


Hearkening back to the gold rush

Barkerville Historic Town offers visitors a vibrant old-time experience. Visitors can learn about mining and life in Canada in the past.
by Lisa Crane

Paddle to paradise

Bowron Lake, near Wells, B.C., has a world-class canoeing circuit that takes wilderness enthusiasts into areas with pristine scenery.
by Trevor Crawley

Easy as pie

Do you like pie? Of course you do—so you'll love this tasty event in Barkerville Historic Town.
by Glynis Fediuk

Towns linked by heritage

From heritage parks to the arts, Wells and Barkerville have unique and varied backgrounds.
by Kali Love

Meet up with a moose

Grizzled miners aren’t the only wild beings in gold rush-era Barkerville.
by Michelle Dobrovolny

RV-friendly businesses near Barkerville