COVID-19 can't stop weddings and tours at this historic gold rush town

COVID-19 can't stop weddings and tours at this historic gold rush town

Whether it's a band of gold or a pan of gold you're looking for, you can find what you need at Barkerville Historic Town and Park this summer.  The main town of the Cariboo Gold Rush in the late 1880s, Barkerville is now a national heritage site which

thousands of people visit every year to tour the site, watch performances and partake in old-time activities with tour guides who stay in character as Barkerville residents from a bygone era. It's also a popular destination for summer weddings.

But this summer is like no other for the "townspeople" of Barkerville as COVID-19 health concerns mean the welcome wagon will not be rolling out for tourists. 

However, if you're part of a small wedding party, no posse is going to run you out of town.

Micro-wedding ceremonies with up to 10 people have been given the go-ahead in for the heritage site, and the nupitals will be broadcast online for friends and family who can't attend.

"There are options for people, especially in the region, to get married and hold that wedding virtually," said park spokesperson James Douglas on CBC's Daybreak North on Tuesday.

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