Celebrations are Historic in British Columbia

Once a hub for the province’s Gold Rush boom, Barkerville Historic Town still draws crowds, particularly during the holiday season. At BC’s largest historic site, yuletide carols, horse-drawn sleigh rides and snowy exploration in the Enchanted Village will, well, enchant during Barkerville’s Old-Fashioned Victorian Christmas celebrations, December 7 – 9. At this Cariboo draw, families can call it a night in a heritage hotel or B&B, start their mornings with a coffee from C. Strouss & Co., peruse museum displays and snag a keepsake (a.k.a. lump of coal) from Cameron & Ames blacksmith shop or, perhaps, something pretty from McPherson’s Watchmaker’s and Jewelry Store. www.barkerville.ca

For holiday tradition that harkens back to the early 1900s, kick up your heels during Heritage Christmas at the Burnaby Village Museum, east of Vancouver. Here, you’ll stroll through a village adorned with holiday flair, view a 101-year-old Interurban Tram 1223 and even take a ride on a fully restored vintage carousel. Additional draws include holiday lights, crafts for little ones, visits with Father Christmas and seasonal entertainment throughout the village, November 23 – January 3. www.burnabyvillagemuseum.ca

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