The celebration of Queen Victoria’s birthday was the first special event to mark the 2019 season at Barkerville Historic Town and Park.
Barkerville officially opened for the 2019 season May 16, and the town hosted a Victoria Day Royal Tea, with two high tea seatings at The Wake Up Jake Restaurant, on May 20. As well, new for this year, there were heritage games and a Maypole celebration in the afternoon.
Barkerville Heritage Trust CEO Ed Coleman says Barkerville is now the largest living museum of its kind in western North America. There are more than 125 heritage buildings, authentic displays, satellite museums, shops, restaurants and accommodations in Barkerville, which is owned by the Province of BC and was named a National Historic Site of Canada in 1924.
For more information about Barkerville and a full list of special events, visit barkerville.ca. Admission is 50 per cent off for the month of May.