Barkerville, the nugget of the Cariboo.
At the end of Highway 26 high in the Cariboo mountains lies the town of Barkerville. During its heydays in the 1860's it was the second largest town in British Columbia, beaten only by the capital city of Victoria. When it burned down completely it rose again from its ashes. But, as the gold dwindled, its fortunes changed and it fell into disrepair.
Then, in the latter half of the 20th century the provincial government stepped in and helped preserve the town and it slowly became a tourist attraction. Today it is kept alive by a partnership between government and private enterprise.
I have visited the town on many occasions and have never been disappointed. The busiest times are the months of July and August when Tourists flock here in great numbers and there are also events throughout the year, which attract people to the town like the annual Victorian Christmas. during the winter months the area is also popular with snowmobile enthusiasts.
The photo gallery below consists of photos taken during two visits in late May two years apart.
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