Visit Quesnel

Barkerville Visitors Guide: download information on Events  and Quesnel, pages 45-63 of the guide. This section includes information on Accommodation, Events, Dining, What to See and Do, Campground Directory, Quick Facts, 101 Things to Do, Automotive and RV Services, Outdoor Enthusiast Information and Golf.

Quesnel and the surrounding North Cariboo area offer many quality services for visitors and residents alike. Quesnel is widely known and envied for its enthusiastic level of community spirit. We are home to one of the largest volunteer fire departments in the country. Many of Quesnel’s community facilities, such as our civic arena, ball fields, parks and Seniors’ Community Centre were built in part by volunteer labour, with materials donated by business and industry. Quesnel parks and buildings bear names of industrial donors such as West Fraser Timber, Tolko, Canfor, Weldwood, and Cariboo Pulp.

This healthy spirit of caring for community has, over time, resulted in more than 200 local community groups, offering everything from highway rescue to shelter for lost pets. Medical and health care services are very well guarded and maintained, our growing college and university campus is well worth the visit and our police force is always there to help. Whether its real estate or recycling, vitamins or a vet, or repairs or service for your vintage Winnebago, we have it all here in the North Cariboo. 

Whether it’s a rustic lakeside retreat, a full service hotel with all the amenities, a clean ‘n quiet RV park or an out-of-the-way bed ‘n breakfast, you’ll find it all in and around Quesnel. Our RV parks and campgrounds offer everything from “dry” camping to full hook-ups, many with cozy housekeeping cabins, alongside area lakes for fishing, boating or just plain lazing away our Cariboo summers. Further away from the hustle and bustle are numerous user maintained forestry campsites. 

Fido needs a little exercise? Check out our new Sugarloaf Dog Park! About 1 km north on Baker Drive from Marsh Drive in West Quesnel. 

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Answer your call of nature at our new accessible public washrooms at Spirit Centre – Reid and St. Laurent – downtown Quesnel