Posts Tagged "Barkerville"

Circle North BC Tour

First Nations culture, fish, furs and gold rush fever—discover them all on this Northern BC tour. It’s just one option for exploring British Columbia, a province that’s bigger than Britain and France combined. Day trip or expedition, get out there and take a look. In this Okanagan Life article I circle north on Vancouver Island to take the BC Ferries Inside Passage route from Port Hardy to Prince Rupert, then board another ferry for Haida Gwaii. Back on the mainland I check out the Museum of Northern BC in Prince Rupert and the North Pacific Cannery National Historic Site in Port Edward. Heading inland along Hwy 16, stops include Ksan Historic Village and Museum in The Hazeltons and Fort St. James National Historic Site before heading south to wrap up the tour at historic Barkerville.

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Barkerville

To complete our Northern BC circle, we make the big swing south onto Highway 97 at Prince George, but only for a quick run to Quesnel, where a hard left leads into the mountains and our final stop on the heritage trail. We pull into Barkerville six days after the 150th anniversary of the gold strike Billy Barker registered on August 21, 1862.

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