Billy Barker Days

billy barker daysCalling all fun-in-the-sun seekers in BC’s Cariboo District and beyond! Quesnel’s famous annual Billy Barker Days festival is on again from July 13-16, 2017. If you’re in Prince George, Barkerville, Williams Lake and other parts of the Cariboo, don’t miss these four days of non-stop entertainment, action, fun and excitement.

Billy Barker Days – Great Community and Family Fun!

Billy Barker Days is an annual, family-oriented celebration of the Quesnel community, the Cariboo district, and BC’s rich mining history. Billy Barker is a legend in these parts. He was the first to strike big gold in the Cariboo back in the 1800s, spawning the Gold Rush, and he founded the town of Barkerville.
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summer carnivals bcSummer in BC means carnivals and midways are everywhere for you to enjoy. While you might think Greater Vancouver is the hotbed for summer carnivals in BC, the entire province is electric this time of year. Forget the crazy crowds and painful parking at the PNE. Head to some of these amazing events in Summer 2016.

Cariboo District – Billy Barker Days in Quesnel

Step back in time to the Gold Rush days! From July 14-17, Billy Barker Days will light up Quesnel, Read More »

billy barker daysAre you heading to BC’s Cariboo District this July for some summer fun? You should. Because it’s time for Billy Barker Days in Quesnel!

Billy Barker Days is a family-friendly festival celebrating Quesnel’s gold rush heritage. Come down for four days of entertainment, action, fun, excitement, and even relaxation. This is when the community comes together and parties. Don’t miss it!

The Billy Barker Days festival runs from Thursday July 16th to Sunday July 19th, 2015. This year marks its 42nd year!

And, of course…

…Shooting Star Amusements Will Be There!

Summer fun in BC isn’t complete without a fabulous midway. What we love most is the miles and miles of smiles as people ride and play. Bring the kids and enjoy the Gone Fishing game, the Prize Factory, and Balloon Pop, to name a few. Whether you like games of chance or games of skill, there’s something for you there.

Then get on the rides. Shooting Star offers something for everyone, from the Read More »

2012 Surrey Canada DayThe summer months give you and your family a chance to spend time outdoors and soak up some sunshine. There are always plenty of  Summer activities in BC for everyone to enjoy.

Why not treat your family to a day at the carnival?

Enjoy Canada Day in Surrey

Mark your calendar on July 1st to enjoy our Carnival at Surrey’s Canada Day event. We will be at the Cloverdale Millennium Amphitheatre Park, opening at 10 a.m. Be sure to bring the whole family for a fabulous day of fun. There will be a full carnival, with Spectacular Thrill Rides, Family Rides and Kiddie Rides.  Check out the Euro Bungee and why not be a human Water Ball?  Try the Walk on Water attraction too!  To top it off, there will be a huge fireworks display to celebrate Canada’s special day. Read More »

2010-Quesnel-Parade-4-300x225Rolling into Quesnel with our Carnival Rides and Games has always been such a wonderful reward after a long journey from Langley. When we arrive in Quesnel we are welcomed with open arms by the great hard working Volunteer Festival Directors. It’s like coming home to see the family after a year away!

In small Northern Towns and Cities we really experience fully, the excitement of the families and kids who have waited all year for this moment to arrive! “Yay!! The Carnival Rides Mom! Look here comes the Rides!” Billy Barker Days is about to begin!

Parking Overnight at the Tourist Information Center in front of the Billy Barker Days Office, we rest up for set up because we have lots of things to do! The fun is about to begin.
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