The Barkerville Cemetery Accessible Trail is now open.
The 750 metre path provides access to the cemetery from the town site for people of all abilities. The trail features five rest stops, along with an informational kiosk.
“The official trail opening is the completion of a vision to connect the Barkerville site and the Barkerville Cemetery in an inclusive way,” Barkerville Historic Town’s Chief Executive Officer, Ed Coleman, said in a news release. “The Barkerville Heritage Trust is very excited to provide an additional opportunity for people of all mobility levels to enjoy Barkerville’s rich history, and we would like to thank everyone who helped make this trail a reality.”
The trail was built in partnership by the following groups: the Cariboo Regional District, the Barkerville Heritage Trust, Friends of Barkerville, Northern Development Initiative Trust, Cariboo Chilcotin Beetle Action Coalition and the provincial government through the BC Community Recreation Program.