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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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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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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The Bridge of the 23 Camels

  To get started on our long road trip to Barkerville, we hit the road at about 9:00pm on a Friday night. Quite late, but we were excited to get on our way. After several hours behind the wheel my boyfriend decided to pull over into a rest stop to get some much-needed sleep before […]

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Rust

I’m still working on getting my photos off my camera. Actually, that’s not entirely truthful. Full disclosure: I’ve been sucked into a Netflix black hole and my camera is stuffed in a drawer somewhere across the room. But I will

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Barkerville.. And My Frustrations With Technology

A couple of weekends ago, my boyfriend took me to Barkerville Historic Town & Park to celebrate my birthday. I immediately fell in love with the town museum and am longing to return. Actually, I’m not-so-secretly planning to move in and live the old-timey life on a permanent basis. But with better hygiene, obviously. But […]

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View from the Bus

At the end of February I boarded a Greyhound bus and took the long journey to visit Miss Stephanie. How long, you may ask? Well.. a flight takes just over an hour, and by car the journey is approximately 12 hours – yet a trip with Greyhound takes almost 16 hours. I’d never been on […]

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