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Barkerville Historic Town
Cariboo's Historic Barkerville is a window into the past and should not be missed.


Wells BC is a restored 1930s mining town with unique architecture and fascinating galleries. Plus, in winter, Wells is in snowmobile driver's paradise where you may see the Northern Lights flickering.

Built as a company mining town in the 1930s for the Cariboo Gold Quartz Mine, Wells has many historic buildings. Also visit the local museum to explore the city's past.

Located in the Cariboo Chilcotin area, Wells is noted for its winter sports including skiing, dog sledding, cross-country skiing, snow-shoeing.

In summer, there are a range of activities including hiking, biking, camping, swimming in the area. Or take a guided tour to a local gold mine. Enjoy dining at one of the several local restaurants. Enjoy local live entertainment during the summer months.

Near Wells is Barkerville Historic Town, which welcomes visitors May through September. The Cariboo Gold Rush is relived with interpretive programs and activities for the whole family. Barkerville has125 heritage buildings that host old time shows, demonstrations, tours and walk-in displays. Performances occur daily at Theatre Royal and make sure to check out St. Saviour's Church.

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Cariboo Joy Campground RV/Camping Wells 12566 Barkerville Hwy Request Info
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