One last stop as a group!
Trip Start Mar 04, 2005
253Trip End Dec 31, 2014
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As I was looking for an area to stop in after Vanderhoof I came across a full page add for Barkerville Historic Town - located about an hour outside of Quesnel. I was intrigued and further 'research' convinced me that Barkerville was some place we needed to visit.
So, what is Barkerville you may ask. Well, it is a town of over 125 historic buildings along with "Historic" townfolks in period dress. Barkerville came into being in 1862 when Billy Barker discovered gold along Williams Creek. This discovery triggered a gold stampede with thousands of folks coming to this area of the Cariboo hoping to 'strike it rich'.
Our day long visit - it is about an hours drive each way - made the stop in Quesnel worthwhile. In fact, our traveling companions enjoyed the campground in Quesnel so much that they extended their stay by a day. We, unfortunately, have to head south of the border to get our fridge fixed!