Barkerville Info – Side Route

 Barkerville is 188km south of Prince George along Highway 97 and Highway 26 and is located in the shared ancestral territories of the Dakelh (Carrier) and Secwépemc (Shuswap) Peoples.

This extraordinary historic town stands as a living testament to BC’s gold beginnings – Billy Barker’s legendary gold strike on Williams Creek triggered a multi-billion dollar industrial revolution that literally built a province. This Route 16 Side Route destination features more than 125 heritage buildings, period displays, satellite museums, restaurants, and shops. Make a day trip and stay in Quesnel or Prince George, or book a stay directly in Barkerville.

Several nations have history and territory in the area, including Lhatko, Nazko, Lhoosk’uz, Ulkatcho, ?Esdilagh, Xatśūll, Simpcw, and the Lheidli T’enneh.