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Barkerville, British Columbia

human settlement in Cariboo Regional District, British Columbia, Canada

Barkerville is a ghost town in the Canadian province of British Columbia. The peak population of Barkerville was 5,000. Barkerville is classified as a historic town. The Chinese were also a major part in the history of Barkerville as they built most of the businesses, cabins and both provided social services and resolved disputes within the Chinese community without having to use BC courts.[1]

The main street of Barkerville in 2004
The main street of Barkerville in 2004
Coordinates: Coordinates: 53°3′57″N 121°31′2″W / 53.06583°N 121.51722°W / 53.06583; -121.51722
ProvinceBritish Columbia
Historical town1958
 • mid 1860s
5,000 (Peak)
WebsiteOfficial website

The town was designated a National Historic Site of Canada in 1924.[2]


  1. "Barkerville's Travelling Exhibit to China: Who Am I? 我是谁?" (PDF). Retrieved 2013-07-04.
  2. "Barkerville National Historic Site of Canada". Retrieved 2013-07-04.

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