Barkerville Bella visits with the attendant at the Prince Rupert Fire Museum.

Barkerville Bella visits with the attendant at the Prince Rupert Fire Museum.

Barkerville Bella visits Prince Rupert

Cruise guests and residents may have noticed a colourful visitor to Prince Rupert last week, as Barkerville Bella made her way to the North Coast.

Cruise guests and residents may have noticed a colourful visitor to Prince Rupert last week, as Barkerville Bella made her way to the North Coast.

“I’m on a 10,000 kilometre trip all over BC and Alberta called the All Roads Lead to Barkerville Tour.  I’m stopping in communities on the different routes to Barkerville to promote Barkerville but also all of the great places people can see on their way. I use social media and upload the photos to Facebook right away so people can follow along,” said Bella, also known as Donna Dixson.

“I’m about half way done. I started with the initial gold rush route through Cache Creek, Ashcroft, Lilloett and then on to Kamloops. I’m now doing the route from Prince George to Prince Rupert and my next stop is Dawson Creek and the northeast before going into Alberta and down to Edmonton and Calgary.”

Already a number of pictures have been uploaded to the Facebook site, which can be found by going to barkervilleisfun.ca, and Bella is also on Twitter with the username @barkerville. And Bella says there is a lot of things coming to Barkerville to promote.

“We’re very excited because next year is our 150th anniversary. This week we have the mid-autumn Chinese festival and a new event we’re doing is the Cowboy and Drover festival will be taking place from September 9 to 11,” she said.

While only in town less than 24 hours total, Bella said she was impressed with what she saw and had fun on Cruise Ship Thursday.

“I absolutely love Prince Rupert and can’t wait to come back,” she said.