Road Trip

Over the course of our long drive to Barkerville, we passed through many beautiful areas of the province. Countless times I’d suddenly say, “Stop the car!” and my boyfriend would entertain me by making yet another stop for me to take photos.

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Cameron & Ames Blacksmith Shop

Barkerville’s blacksmiths were vital to the town, making both household and mining supplies as well as horseshoes. Here’s an example of what would have been in operation during the time of the gold rush.

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Doctor Jones, At Your Service

I have a coworker who actually enjoys going to the dentist. Which is super weird to me, because the mere thought of visits to the dentist make me break out in a cold sweat. I wonder if my coworker would feel the same if he was alive and living in Barkerville back during its heyday?

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Wells Barkerville Cemetery

Mine cave-ins, accidents, assaults, disease and old age. Life in a gold rush camp was difficult. Many of those who passed were buried in one of the areas for cemeteries. The first internment at the Wells Barkerville Cemetery was carried out by

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Wake Up Jake Restaurant & Coffee Saloon

Dining options in Barkerville are limited, but my boyfriend and I enjoyed our lunch of simple home-style comfort food at Wake Up Jake. What’s in a name? Fun fact: Wake Up Jake was named after Jake Franklin, one of the owners who reportedly fell asleep regularly at a table in the restaurant. As someone who […]

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Coal Harbour

I had plans to be productive today. I was out of bed at 6:30am and worked on France trip related things (14 days to go!) for several hours before deciding to take a “quick” nap. Four hours later I woke from a deep sleep with a pounding headache, kicking myself for a wasted afternoon.

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