As good as gold (almost).

Barkerville Heritage Trust is a not-for-profit charitable organization governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. All sales and donations made through this site directly support the continued preservation and presentation of history in Barkerville Historic Town & Park.

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Cameron & Ames Blacksmith Shop

In 1869, William B. Cameron, one of the "Overlanders" who crossed Canada on foot in 1862, went into business with James Ames and to produce the tools needed in Barkerville at the height of the Cariboo Gold Rush. Today, our skilled blacksmiths continue to craft custom iron works by hand a few steps from the original location of the 1869 shop.

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Cariboo Sentinel Newspaper Office

The first issue of the Cariboo Sentinel newspaper was published in 1865 on a small hand press that George Wallace, founder and editor, brought to Barkerville by pack train. The newspaper was published until 1875 and has provided invaluable insight into Barkerville's history. Today, skilled press operators create custom stationary and greeting cards on a variety of antique printing presses.

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Barkerville Gift Store

A carefully curated collection of souvenirs representing Barkerville and the Cariboo Goldfields.

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