WATCH NOW: Going back in time for Family Day at Barkerville

Making bottle openers at the Cameron and Ames Blacksmith Shop Monday, Feb. 17 during Family Weekend Celebrations at Barkerville Historic Town and Park. (Lindsay Chung - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)Making bottle openers at the Cameron and Ames Blacksmith Shop Monday, Feb. 17 during Family Weekend Celebrations at Barkerville Historic Town and Park. (Lindsay Chung - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Miss Florence Wilson stands at the spot where the Great Fire of 1868 started as she tells how the fire destroyed the town of Barkerville in less than two hours during a Victorian Town Tour Monday, Feb. 17. (Lindsay Chung - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)Miss Florence Wilson stands at the spot where the Great Fire of 1868 started as she tells how the fire destroyed the town of Barkerville in less than two hours during a Victorian Town Tour Monday, Feb. 17. (Lindsay Chung - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
The Barkerville Pickwick Club meets Monday, Feb. 17 during the Family Day Weekend Celebration at Barkerville Historic Town and Park. (Lindsay Chung - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)The Barkerville Pickwick Club meets Monday, Feb. 17 during the Family Day Weekend Celebration at Barkerville Historic Town and Park. (Lindsay Chung - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Miss Florence Wilson walks up Barkerville’s main street as she leads a Victorian Town Tour Monday, Feb. 17 during the Family Day Weekend Celebration in Barkerville. (Lindsay Chung - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)Miss Florence Wilson walks up Barkerville’s main street as she leads a Victorian Town Tour Monday, Feb. 17 during the Family Day Weekend Celebration in Barkerville. (Lindsay Chung - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
The Cameron and Ames Blacksmith Shop forge was very busy during Barkerville Historic Town and Park’s Family Day Weekend Celebration. (Lindsay Chung - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)The Cameron and Ames Blacksmith Shop forge was very busy during Barkerville Historic Town and Park’s Family Day Weekend Celebration. (Lindsay Chung - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Miss Florence Wilson leads a Victorian Town Tour Monday, Feb. 17 during the Family Day Weekend Celebration at Barkerville Historic Town and Park. (Lindsay Chung - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)Miss Florence Wilson leads a Victorian Town Tour Monday, Feb. 17 during the Family Day Weekend Celebration at Barkerville Historic Town and Park. (Lindsay Chung - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Strolling through Barkerville’s snow-covered streets Monday, Feb. 17 during the Family Day Weekend Celebration. (Lindsay Chung - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)Strolling through Barkerville’s snow-covered streets Monday, Feb. 17 during the Family Day Weekend Celebration. (Lindsay Chung - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Walking along Barkerville’s main street Monday, Feb. 17 during the Family Day Weekend Celebration at Barkerville Historic Town and Park. (Lindsay Chung - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)Walking along Barkerville’s main street Monday, Feb. 17 during the Family Day Weekend Celebration at Barkerville Historic Town and Park. (Lindsay Chung - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Barkerville was bustling with activity last weekend, as the living museum opened for its enhanced Family Day Weekend Celebration.

Many exhibits and shops were open Feb. 15-17, and Barkerville Historic Town and Park’s popular interpreters led Victorian Town Tours and offered demonstrations and presentations throughout the weekend. There was face painting for this special event, and the Shamrock Tube Run and skating pavilion were open. This year, Barkerville also offered private lessons in the basics of heritage blacksmithing at the Cameron and Ames Blacksmith Shop and private lessons operating the Cariboo Sentinel’s 1890s printing press.

READ MORE: WATCH: Celebrating an Old-Fashioned Victorian Christmas in Barkerville



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