October 17, 2008 | Field Reports >
Wells, Historic & Heritage Sites
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I was in Quesnal and had noticed all kinds of historic buildings along the road up from Williams Lake so I asked a local where I could go to learn more about the Gold Rush era that swept through the area in the 1890's. She suggested I take a trip to Barkerville, about an hour's drive away, and check out the town. Wow, it was incredible! It was like stepping back in time! The town is the same as it was back in the Gold Rush days, complete with cafes, hotels and the blacksmith. The experience is magnified by the fact that the cafes/shops/school are run by people straight out of the pages of history. They are in period dress and act the part as well! The show at the Royal Theatre is not to be missed either. A trip to Barkerville would definitely be a highlight to anyone's trip in the area!