Cottonwood House Historic Site


Cottonwood House Historic Site located east of Quesnel, British Columbia, CANADA on the Gold Rush Trail to Barkerville Historic Town, offers heritage interpretation, accommodation and food to those wanting to explore and experience the Cariboo and its rich history.

Cottonwood House is one of the last remaining roadhouses in British Columbia. It was built in the 1860’s to offer accommodation, meals and provisions to miners and travellers on their journey along the Cariboo ‘Waggon’ Road to Barkerville or Quesnel.

Today, this wheelchair accessible provincial historic site will allow you to experience first hand over 75 years of the Boyd family history and the many features this unique heritage site has to offer.

Note: this website is being updated as Barkerville Heritage Trust is now running Cottonwood House Historic Site as a Youth Project starting 2015 April 01. 

Limited Services during the 2019 Season due to Capital Work, back to full services in 2020 Season.

Open for Picnicking and Walk Through 2019 May 16th to 2019 September 02nd only, and previously booked Private Events.

Contact Us:


Phone:  1.888.994.3332 Local 0 or Local 23

2011 Quesnel & District Chamber of Commerce Tourism Excellence Award

2002 Conference Board of Canada Award Winning Youth Project 

Cottonwood House Historic Site is a Barkerville Heritage Trust Youth Project. For more information on Barkerville Heritage Trust go to or contact:

Ed Coleman

CEO, Barkerville Historic Town & Park (Governed by: Barkerville Heritage Trust)

Phone: 1.888.994.3332 Local 23

Cell Phone: 250.991.9034 (weekends or weekdays after 6:00pm)