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The Gold Pan City

Visit one of the Central Interior's oldest cities and experience some genuine Cariboo hospitality!! This flourishing community is home to the World's Largest Gold Pan - a testament to the area being one of the richest gold fields in North America. The area's economic mainstay is lumber and tours of the various sawmills and pulpmills can be arranged through the local Chamber of Commerce. Stop in Quesnel for shopping, fine dining, and deluxe accommodations. Quesnel even has a lovely community college. The city boasts an interpretive riverfront trail which skirts the Fraser and Quesnel rivers. Read all about it - and more - in the official site of the City of Quesnel. The summer is an exciting time to be in Quesnel - in July the city hosts Billy Barker Days along with the Quesnel Rodeo and music lovers will enjoy the annual Barlow Creek Music Festival featuring top performers. During the winter, the hardy can watch the exciting Gold Rush Trail Sled Dog Race (an official Iditarod qualifier)

Where are we...

Quesnel is located 660 kilometres (422 miles) north of Vancouver on Highway 9


488 metres (1,600 ft) above sea level


City: 10,044 Greater Area: 23,045


Yearly: Precipitation: 36.5 cm (14.4") Snowfall: 166 cm (5.5')


Average: July 16.9C (62.4F) January -10.4C (13.2F)

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Area Guides...

Quesnel Visitor Info Centre (Year Round)
Le Bourdais Park
705 Carson Avenue
Quesnel, BC, V2J 2B6
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