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This magical B.C. road trip ends in an enchanted, old-fashioned Christmas town

Barkerville’s old-fashioned Victorian Christmas. (via Facebook)

Take a journey back in time on this road-trip to Barkerville to experience their old-fashioned Victorian Christmas in all its enchanted glory.

As western North America’s largest heritage attraction, this town truly transports its guests back into the magic of B.C.’s Gold Rush era. The festive fun takes place on the main street from Saturday, Dec. 8 to Monday, Dec. 10, and guests may partake in a number of fun activities.

For example, they may have their photo taken with “Father Christmas” in an enchanted forest, and then take a majestic sleigh ride through beautiful snowy streets. Following this, guests like to enjoy delectable home baking in the Wendle House, or soak in one of the displays at the Halverson House Mining Museum, Nicol Hotel Museum, Lee Chong Co. Store Chinese Museum, Tregillus House, or the miniature display in the visitor’s reception centre.

Guests may even catch a dramatic reading of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol by Barkerville’s Mr. Bowron. Following this, you can join in a fascinating, history-filled tour in the snow-laden main street.

Barkerville Victorian Christmas

When: Saturday, Dec. 8 to Monday, Dec. 10; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily
Where: Barkerville Historic Town and Park, 14301 Hwy 26 E. Box 19, Barkerville

For a full list of pricing packages, visit the hours and rates page.

— Elana Shepert, Vancouver is Awesome