Barkerville, where Billy Barker made his famous strike, is where the 1860s come alive. Visitors can follow the Gold Rush Trail and even pan for gold. The town of Wells, close to Barkerville, is named for Fred Wells who discovered the richest hardrock gold deposits in the Cariboo. Over the years, the town has also become well known as a unique arts community.

Top 5 things to do

  • Take a Barkerville Town tour
  • Try your luck at gold panning
  • View one of the many theatrical performances
  • Take a historical tour of Chinatown
  • Shop in the many stores