One last stop as a group!

Trip Start Mar 04, 2005
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Trip End Dec 31, 2014


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Roberts Roost RV Park

Flag of Canada  , British Columbia,
Monday, August 8, 2011

One of the resources I used in planning our travels north was 'The Milepost'.  Touted as "the bible of north country travel since 1949", this travel planner contains information on all the roadways into, out of and around Alaska. 

As I was looking for an area to stop in after Vanderhoof I came across a full page add for Barkerville Historic Town - located about an hour outside of Quesnel.  I was intrigued and further 'research' convinced me that Barkerville was some place we needed to visit.  

So, what is Barkerville you may ask.  Well, it is a town of over 125 historic buildings along with "Historic" townfolks in period dress.  Barkerville came into being in 1862 when Billy Barker discovered gold along Williams Creek.  This discovery triggered a gold stampede with thousands of folks coming to this area of the Cariboo hoping to 'strike it rich'. 

Our day long visit - it is about an hours drive each way - made the stop in Quesnel worthwhile.  In fact, our traveling companions enjoyed the campground in Quesnel so much that they extended their stay by a day.  We, unfortunately, have to head south of the border to get our fridge fixed!
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