Barkerville, British Columbia

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Barkerville
Ghost town
The main street of Barkerville in 2004
Coordinates: 53°3′57″N 121°31′2″W / 53.06583°N 121.51722°W / 53.06583; -121.51722Coordinates: 53°3′57″N 121°31′2″W / 53.06583°N 121.51722°W / 53.06583; -121.51722
Country Canada
Province British Columbia
Founded 1862
Historical town 1958
Population (2006)
 • mid 1860s 5,000 (Peak)

Barkerville is a ghost town in the Canadian province of British Columbia. The peak population of Barkerville was 5,000. Barkerville is classified as a historic town. The Chinese were also a major part in the history of Barkerville as they built most of the businesses, cabins and both provided social services and resolved disputes within the Chinese community without having to use BC courts.[1]

The town was designated a National Historic Site of Canada in 1924.[2]

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