Discover Quesnel, BC

A perfect life balance, surrounded by nature and rich in resources

Meet the City

The vibrant community of Quesnel is ideally situated in the center of BC, in the province’s Cariboo Region, 110 kilometers south of our Prince George administrative office.

Surrounded by rivers and streams, lakes, mountains, forests, fertile farm and open ranch land, Quesnel is known as one of BC’s sunniest cities, receiving over 2,000 hours of sunshine per year. Warm dry summers, cool bright winters, and minimal rainfall throughout the year, attract and keep new residents who embrace all four distinct seasons. In Quesnel, you will discover an easy place to live and work and find that life balance.

Services and Industry

The economic drivers in the Quesnel area are forestry, mining, ranching and market farming, tourism, service, and manufacturing industries that support these resource-based industries. This ideally situated community is serviced by CN Rail and highway transportation routes providing access to North American markets.

The residents of Quesnel enjoy accessible amenities and services. Quesnel is home to local shops and retail chains, a post-secondary education campus and quality emergency and health healthcare practitioners. The community has multiple churches, community groups, accommodations, and restaurants.

Things to Do and Places to See

With nature at its doorstep, Quesnel and the surrounding area provides waters sports, hiking, cross country and downhill skiing, snowboarding, golfing, fishing, hunting, ATV sports, sledding and more. Community walking and biking trails, playgrounds, lakes, and beaches, all provide endless recreation opportunities.

Quesnel boasts a thriving farmers’ market and a micro-brewery that draws people from all surrounding communities. The extraordinary historical gold mining town of Barkerville, located an hour or so to the east of Quesnel, is a testament to BC’s golden beginnings, and draws visitors from all over the world. Barkerville was an important part of the Cariboo gold rush and gold mining in the Quesnel area continues today.

Things to Do in Quesnel, BC

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