Explore the Undiscovered
From raw, untamed single-track with rock features that promise to give even advanced riders a thrill, to double-track casual trails for the beginner or scenic-cruiser, we have trails to satisfy the taste of all skill levels and abilities.
The panoramic view waiting at the top of Dragon Mountain is worth the 7.13 km journey on the long, scenic, newly built climbing trail or you can shuttle to the top. The first three kilometres of the climbing trail is perfect for a family cruise or to get beginner riders hooked. For the more experienced, get to the top and ride infinite loops on some of the gnarliest, rocky terrain in the region.
If you’re looking for a trail network that you can ride all day, Wonderland is only minutes from downtown with scenic views of Dragon Lake and all of the blue and black single-track you need.
The South Quesnel Park pump track and the Bike Park next to the Quesnel & District Arts & Recreation Centre offer the ideal terrain and features for all ages to practice bike skills.
If a day of riding has you craving more outdoor adventure, there’s no shortage in Quesnel. Dragon Lake is within city limits and is a favourite water destination for visitors and residents alike, and it’s world-renowned for Rainbow Trout fishing. The Quesnel Visitor Centre lends fishing rods and tackle free of charge or you can try striking it rich on the Quesnel and Fraser rivers with their gold pan lending program.
Parks & Trails
This 2 km round-trip hike is only 7 km from downtown and offers a scenic view of Quesnel and ancient “hoodoo” rock formations.
Set out onto the lake for an afternoon paddle or run, hike or bike on 10 km of trails followed by a little rest and relaxation on the beach.
Parks our kids love
Parks and playgrounds are scattered throughout the city, many with new playground upgrades. We’ve chosen a few that our local kids love. View them here.
Art & Culture
The Quesnel Art Gallery was founded by a small, volunteer grassroots group over 40 years ago to showcase the amazing talent of artists in the Cariboo. It is now a provincially recognized society thanks to their dedication and commitment. Local volunteers spend countless hours raising funds, working with artists, curating shows, and staffing the gallery.
From May to October, the Farmers’ Market is the place to go Saturday mornings. Here you can find everything from fresh locally grown produce, artisan crafts, desserts, food trucks and more! The market is open from 8:30 am to 1:00pm every Saturday on the Helen Dixon Grounds on the corner of Kinchant Street and Carson Avenue.
Quesnel boasts three beautiful golf courses, each of which offers the chance to explore the natural scenery of the Cariboo. Come and play in one of the many annual tournaments, or just stop in for a casual round; our courses cater to golfers of all abilities.
Whether your passion is swimming, canoeing, kayaking, paddleboarding, boating or just floating on the water, you can do it here. Our uncrowded lakes and rivers offer the perfect environment to explore nature and enjoy the quiet ambiance
Winter in Quesnel is a uniquely Canadian experience that embraces all the fun, traditions and stunning beauty of the deep snow and frozen rivers. Gear up to snowshoe in the forest, huddle with friends around a fishing hole, or get out snowmobiling in the back country.
Health & Wellness
The Quesnel and District Arts and Recreation Centre offers a range of activities for all ages and skill levels, including a fitness centre, two swimming pools, saunas and art gallery.
Plan your trip or view our suggested itineraries for inspiration.
If you’re looking for inspiration, information or you want to plan your trip, visit the Tourism Quesnel website. Visit the Explore Quesnel Facebook, Instagram and YouTube channels for photographic tour of Quesnel and area.
The Quesnel Visitor Centre is a must-stop for current information, maps, brochures and a friendly face to answer any of your questions.
We’re located along Highway 97, one hour north of Williams Lake and one hour south of Prince George.
Highway 26 – connects Quesnel east with Wells, Barkerville and the Bowron Lakes
Highway 16 – located one hour north of Quesnel, connecting us east to Jasper and north-west to the Coast
Highway 56 – connects Quesnel east with the Nazko Valley
Central Mountain Air offers daily direct flights from Vancouver.