Located approximately 119km south of Prince George, Quesnel is the beautiful central service area for the North Cariboo. With a population of 9,915 (2006 census) within city limits and 23,000+ (2006 census), you will enjoy our perfect combination of rural charm and quiet city sophistication.
Quesnel is home to many recreational activities. Enjoy world-class fly fishing and canoeing, the beautiful relaxing Riverfront Trail, two golf courses, many lakes, an Arts and Recreation Centre, downhill or cross-country skiing, horseback riding, snow shoeing, river rafting, hiking, or biking. The area includes a number of scenic driving tours and if you are in the mood for some breathtaking views, do not forget to check out Pinnacles Provincial Park, located just minutes from Quesnel's downtown core.
Quesnel is home to one of the ten best community museums in BC, the Quesnel and District Museum and Archives.
Our downtown core, two shopping malls, and lovely home-based shops also offer excellent shopping. Another local highlight is the Billy Barker Casino Hotel, a gaming establishment, hotel, and restaurant with a paddlewheel boat façade. (City of Quesnel)
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