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Whether your passion is canoeing, kayaking, paddleboarding, boating or just floating on the water, you can do it here. Our uncrowded lakes offer the perfect environment to explore nature and enjoy the quiet environment. For thrill seekers, many local businesses offer the chance to explore the rivers and lakes on a different level. If you've got your own gear, come by the Quesnel Visitor Centre for tips on local hotspots!

Big Canyon Rafting

This locally owned rafting company offers trips for every type of adventurer. With three different rivers to raft (Quesnel River, Cariboo River, and Chilcotin River) there's all types of terrain with waves ranging from Class I all the way to Class IV. All instructors are highly experienced and professionally certified, so the only thing you need to worry about is having fun! Book your trip today!


Jet Boating

Quesnel Jetboat Adventures offers a 4 and 6 hour adventure package to take you on the scenic Quesnel and Fraser Rivers. They offer a riverside lunch, with the opportunity to goldpan along the banks of the river. There are plenty of chances to witness and photograph wildlife in the area, many places you'll visit are inaccessible by foot.

Contact owner James Vaupel for more information. Phone: 780-268-4528  Email:

Bowron Lake Circuit: Becker's Lodge Canoe & Kayak Rentals

Bowron Lake Provincial Park is world renowned for its natural shape, forming a nearly perfect rectangle for circuit use. Travellers come from all over the world for the chance to canoe or kayak this 6 to 10 day circuit. Rent a canoe or kayak from Becker's Lodge and stay in one of their beautiful cabins or chalets. Bowron Lake is open for use year round, however the full circuit must be booked in advance. Reservations can be made at the BC Parks website. 


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