There's a land where
the mountains are nameless
And the rivers all run, god knows where.
There are lives that are erring and aimless
And deaths that just hang by a hair.
There are hardships that nobody reckons
There are valleys unpeopled and still
There's a land, how it beckons and beckons
And I want to go back, and I will.
Robert W. Service
Largest Heritage Attraction in Beautiful British
all began when Billy Barker found gold in 1862 in
Barkerville a rush of miners came up the "Gold Rush
Trail" and the Cariboo Wagon Road to try their
luck. Today, visitors can relive this history as
many of the small communities along the Gold Rush
Trail offer services that are both thematically or
complimentary to ensure that the modern traveller's
visit is memorable and exciting.
Barkerville, you can still pan for gold, and in the
Theatre Royal and on the streets you'll be
entertained in grand old style by a host of
costumed characters! Get on board the stagecoach
and really do the town, then walk or ride the
wagonette to the Richfield Courthouse for a
memorable session with "Judge Begbie"! Sweeten up
in McMahon's, go pick up some baked goodies, sit
down for snacks and rootbeer in the House Hotel
Saloon, and enjoy lunches and dinners at the Wake
Up Jake and the Lung Duck Tong restaurants. Pose
for an old style portrait and shop for Gold Rush
souvenirs! Bed and Breakfast lodging is available
right in the Historic Townsite.
is made up of over 120 heritage buildings that have
been restored or accurately reconstructed,
preserving the legacy that has earned an award
winning, world-wide reputation for authenticity and
frontier fun. Entertaining street performances,
buildings than can be viewed at the visitors' own
pace and interactive displays make this an ideal
destination for all ages.
within untouched forests and unbounded wilderness
&endash; with emerging soft adventure opportunities
in and around world-renowned Bowron Lake Park
&endash; adds to the full range of activities the
area has to offer.
A short stopover
&endash; or a place to stay overnight &endash; in
nearby Wells will add a full scope of Arts and
Culture to the trip. This townsite offers a
variety of galleries, craft shops and a 1930's
Casino within a setting of colourfully decorated
homes and storefronts.
The City of
Quesnel is the commercial centre for the North
Cariboo located at the confluence of the Fraser and
Quesnel Rivers. The city is a picturesque
community with flower-lined streets, gardens and
paths for the visitor's enjoyment.
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