Local Restaurants

The Wells, Barkerville, Bowron Lakes area offers a wide variety of restaurants, cafés, and bakeries. Whether you’re looking for traditional 1800’s food in Barkerville, a family dinner in Wells, or a quick coffee and baked goods, we have it all.

Bear’s Paw Café

Open approx. May through September, right on the main highway in Wells.

For more information call 250-994-2345.

Bear River Mercantile Restaurant and Resort

For more information on these services click here or contact Bear River Mercantile by radio phone by dialing ‘0’ and asking for a radio operator and giving this number H496699 Wells 595 yp channel.

Goldfield Bakery

Visit the Goldfield Bakery in Barkerville and take a walk down memory lane. The aroma of fresh baked sourdough bread and cookies that wafts through the air as you enter the bakery will take you back in time. Open May to October.

Find out more at 250-994-3241.

House Hotel – Rootbeer Saloon

Open in Barkerville Historic Town from the middle of May until September, the House Hotel, also known as the Rootbeer Saloon has a ton of tasty treats. Enjoy refreshing rootbeer, 16 flavours of ice cream, coffee, hot dogs and freshly baked goods, and more!

For more information, to book tours, or to make a reservation, please phone 250-994-3262.

Jack O’ Clubs General

Open all year round, this is home to the gas station, post office, general store, pub, entertainment and soon to be café.

For more information call 250-994-3242.

Lung Duck Tong Restaurant

Open in Barkerville from May until September. With fresh, authentic Chinese cuisine served in a beautifully restored 1800s building, make sure the Lung Duck Tong restaurant is on your itinerary when you stop in Barkerville Historic Town.

For more information, including group bookings and dinner reservations, phone 250-994-3458.

Northwoods Inn Restaurant

Open year-round for breakfast, lunch and dinner, the Northwoods Inn Restaurant is your home for friendly, family dining in the Wells, Barkerville, Bowron Lakes area.

For more information, to book tours, or to make a reservation, please phone 250-994-3325.

Pooley St. Cafe

Located on Pooley St. in downtown Wells, the Wells Hotel is home to the Pooley St. Cafe offering a menu with excellent family cuisine.

For more information call 250-994-3427.

Wake-up-Jake Restaurant

Open in Barkerville from May through until September, the Wake-up-Jake serves a variety of authentic and delicious 1800s dishes. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

The Wake-up-Jake is known for their excellent group meals. Whether it’s for school groups or bus tours, “the Jake” has lots of seating and can accommodate any diet.

To find out more call 250-994-3259.

Wells Hotel Pub

The Wells Hotel Pub offers weekend entertainment by local musicians, billiard and a variety of food from our pub menu.

Regular hours are from 5:00 p.m. to closing. Friday, Saturday and Sundays (summer) the pub is open from 12:00 p.m. to closing.

For more information call 250-994-3427.