Educating the Future
While Preserving the Past


COVID-19 Update Due to changing dynamics as a result of the current Covid-19 pandemic, Barkerville Historic Town & Park and Cottonwood House Historic Site have rescheduled their opening dates for the 2020 operating season. The Board of Directors of the Barkerville Heritage Trust – Barkerville and Cottonwood’s managing partner with the Government of BC – voted unanimously to move the planned opening dates of both Cariboo-based heritage sites and their respective campgrounds and service amenities from May 14 to June 18, with a reassessment of this new date and any further decision on opening to be made no later than June 4. Until then Barkerville and Cottonwood House will remain closed for visitation but will provide imaginative and historically interpretive educational programming to school groups and the general public in the meantime – from cyberspace.

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