Quesnel, British Columbia
BC's Golden Nugget
Nestled within a rolling pastoral landscape, Quesnel is a golden nugget of charm complete with a treasure trove of heritage buildings that will make any visitor a history lover. Wander along the peaceful Riverfront Trail System and cross the world's longest wooden truss bridge as the sun sets over the river. Watch out though, your romantic stroll may be photobombed by Quesnel's many deer who walk through the area.
Things to Do
Wander along the expansive Riverfront Trail System and cross the Fraser River Walking Bridge, the world's longest wooden truss footbridge.
Quesnel's "Little People"
Get some fresh air and sunshine touring the "Little People" painted on 23 fire hydrants throughout downtown Quesnel.
Louis LeBourdais Park
Wander through Louis LeBourdais Park, home to the Quesnel Visitor Centre, Quesnel & District Museum, and the Heritage Rose Garden.
1806 - Simon Fraser names a tributary of the Fraser River after clerk Jules Maurice Quesnel.
1859 - Prospectors pan for gold.
1862 - Billy Barker strikes gold in Quesnel!
1990 - The scenic Riverfront Trail System opens.