Road to Barkerville
In 1862, when a prospector named, Billy Barker discovered gold in Williams Creek, it lead to the beginnings of the most famous gold-rush town in British Columbia, called Barkerville.
This town eventually grew to be the largest in all of Western Canada. This lasted only for a short time, but during that time one business that flourished was the Road House.
Prospectors traveling to and from this remote central BC location would often stay at several places along the Cariboo Road called, “Road Houses”.
Here are some examples of road houses I recently photographed while at the Barkerville Museum…