Blessings Grave Historic Site

Cariboo Region, British Columbia

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PARK AMENITIES & ACCESSIBILITY

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Access Route
Unrated
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Camping
N/A
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Goods & Services
Meets Code
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Washrooms
Meets Code
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Viewing Areas
Doesn't Meet Code
The viewing area is not accessible. Read more...
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Trails
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Water Access
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About This Park

Blessings Grave is BC’s smallest provincial historic site. It is located on Hwy 26 on the road to Barkerville, 44 km east of Quesnel.
Charles Morgan Blessing was an Bostonian who came to the Cariboo in the 1860s during the gold rush. On 31 May 1866 he was murdered by another prospector, James Barry. Blessing was shot dead at this spot in 1866. His killer, James Barry was found guilty and hanged. The grave is a short (1-2 minute) walk up the hillside from the parking area and information sign.

 

 

Blessings Grave Historic Site

Park Facilities & Accessibility Features

Access Route

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Camping

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Goods & Services

There is an information display at this location. Download Full Accessibility Audit

Washrooms

The outhouse was clean and adequately accessible although the access route to it could use some maintenance, weeding and leveling. There is a 50 mm lip transition from the pathway at the door. This is an obstacle to be aware of. Download Full Accessibility Audit

Viewing Areas

The viewing area is not accessible. Download Full Accessibility Audit

Trails

The trail up to the grave site is a narrow woodland trail and is not accessible. The path to the grave site quite rough interspersed with roots with a 12 degree running slope. Fine for the sure footed but a challenge for others. Worth the climb if you can manage it. Download Full Accessibility Audit

Water Access

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