July 31, 2009 | Tips from Travellers >
Wells, Historic & Heritage Sites
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Barkerville is a historic gold rush town at the foothills of the Cariboo Mountains in BC. Today, one can walk down the street meandering through museums, general stores, and hotels alongside “characters” from the past who are dressed in 1800’s attire.
When I got to Barkerville, I was happy to find a lot of really great, unexpected things to do –like panning for gold, buying a cold Root Beer at the Confectionary Store and eating ginger beef and chicken balls at the Chinese Restaurant. You can also take guided tours of the town given by the “characters” or go for an authentic stagecoach ride.
A great find was to spend a night at Carol’s Kelly House Bed & Breakfast located right in the Historic Town of Barkerville. With a promise of a fluffy duvet and a homemade breakfast in the morning –how could I turn it down? After a solid night sleep in a comfortable bed, I woke up to women from the “1800s” making me breakfast! Apricot scones were baking in the oven, while preserves, a cheese omelette and fruit salad were ready and waiting on the china-set table.
Check it out… and stay a while.