Chinese Canadian Artifacts Project

Barkerville Historic Town

Identity area

Identifier

Barkerville Historic Town

Authorized form of name

Barkerville Historic Town

Parallel form(s) of name

Other form(s) of name

  • Barkerville

Type

  • Provincial/state
  • International
  • National
  • Regional

Contact area

 

Mandy Kilsby

Type

Curator

Address

Street address

14301 Highway 26 East.

Locality

Barkerville

Region

British Columbia

Country name

Canada

Postal code

V0K 1B0

Telephone

1-888-994-3332 extension 35

Fax

Note

Description area

History

The town of Barkerville sprang up around a gold strike by English miner Billy Barker, whose name the town now bears. This famous strike was part of the Cariboo gold rush that took place in the late 1800s and grew from a rumour to a multi-billion dollar industrial revolution that literally helped build a Province. Today the extraordinary town of Barkerville still stands as a testament to BC's golden beginnings.

Geographical and cultural context

Barkerville is located in central British Columbia, 81 km east of Quesnel and 8km from Wells.

Mandates/Sources of authority

Barkerville Historic Town & Park is a Province of BC owned Heritage Property, BC Park, and a Government of Canada National Historic Site. The town and park are protected under the Province of BC Heritage Conservation Act.

Administrative structure

Barkerville is governed and operated by the Barkerville Heritage Trust, a nonprofit organization that stewards the protection, preservation, and presentation of the park.

Records management and collecting policies

Buildings

Holdings

Barkerville's holdings illustrate the local and mining history of the area. Barkerville also boasts one of the largest collections of Chinese artifacts, documents, and buildings in North America.

Finding aids, guides and publications

Finding aids, compiled research, and other information can be obtained at the Barkerville Library and Archives.

Access area

Opening times

Access conditions and requirements

Accessibility

Services area

Research services

Please inquire.

Reproduction services

Public areas

Control area

Description identifier

BARK

Institution identifier

BARK

Rules and/or conventions used

Status

Level of detail

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

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Sources

Maintenance notes

Access points

Access Points

Primary contact

14301 Highway 26 East.
Barkerville, British Columbia
CA V0K 1B0