British Columbia Travel Guide
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Breaking away to find a great is spot in Quesnel isn’t difficult. The city rests at the junction of the Fraser and Quesnel Rivers where kayaking, canoeing and shore side fly-fishing are popular activities. The area offers plenty year round outdoor activities for enthusiasts of all ages- everything from golf, lake swimming, horse back riding, hiking or snowshoeing if it happens to be the winter season. Dozens of parks and lakes provide trails to explore the pristine wilderness surrounding the downtown and surrounding communities. Bring great footwear and some gear for camping if you want to experience the great out doors first hand.

Population: 11,114

The Old Fraser River Bridge build in 1928 is great to walk and step back in time.
Visit the Musuem
The largest Gold Pan
Riverfront Walking Trail
Old Antique Steam Shovel (used by gold miners)
Jet Boating

The area at the two Rivers, Fraser and Quesnel, was once the summer fishing camp grounds of the First Nation Carrier band the Chentsithala people. Their ancient roots brought them back here each year to stock up for their winter reserves of fish from the rivers.

During the Great Cariboo Gold Rush in British Columbia of 1859 Quesnel became an epicenter of activity during a bonanza that lasted fifty decades. Pioneers and hopeful gold prospectors journeyed by saddle train through Quesnel on their way to the famous Barkersville.

The Fraser River was named after the explorer, Simon Fraser. Inspired to give a new name to the beautiful surroundings, Fraser named the area after his Lieutenant, Jules Maurice Quesnel during one of his explorations.

Summer average 16 degrees Celsius
Winter average -5 degrees Celsius


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