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Accessible Playground

The City of Quesnel installed its first accessible playground in 2016. The playground contains play features for many different abilities, and sits adjacent to the Bike Park and the Quesnel & District Arts and Recreation Centre.

Baker Creek Park

Baker Creek Park is a great place for a stroll during any season. Part of the Riverfront Trail system, it offers a great environment for observing spawning salmon, and is home to the local Skate Park. Located in the West Village, it is next to the West Park Mall and close to local shops and restaurants.

Ceal Tingley Park        

Ceal Tingley Park is a beautiful park located next to downtown Quesnel, sitting at junction of the Quesnel and Fraser Rivers. The park is situated on the traditional settlement of the Lhtako Dené Nation, who lived off the land far before the arrival of settlers. The park contains many artefacts from the Gold Rush era, is the starting point of the Riverfront Trail, and was the historic landing place of Alexander MacKenzie in 1793 and Simon Fraser in 1808.


LeBourdais Park

LeBourdais Park is a great place to visit any time of year. Located adjacent to the Quesnel Visitor Centre and Museum, it is home to the annual Billy Barker Days Festival, Shiraoi House and Friendship Stage. Cool off in the spray park during summer months, enjoy a picnic lunch in the shade of the gazebo or large surrounding trees or take a stroll through the rose garden. In the winter, bring some friends and a sled for snowball fights and tobogganing. The park is located a short walking distance from downtown Quesnel, head over for a bite to eat and browse through our unique shops!


West Fraser Timber Park

This is one of Quesnel's most popular and diverse parks, located conveniently within walking distance of downtown Quesnel. It features four tennis courts, a beach volleyball court, an outdoor gym, a lawn bowling facility, and a brand new playground built in 2016! It also features many kilometres of trails for running, hiking, biking or walking. There is a large duck pond for wildlife viewing in the summer and skating in the winter. Come and watch an evening softball or baseball game in May and June, or take a tour of the Nature Education & Resource Centre. Do it all at West Fraser Timber Park!

For more information on City Parks visit the City of Quesnel website.


10 Mile Lake Provincial Park

Approximately 10 minutes from downtown, this lake is a year-round stop for recreation. In the summer enjoy sandy beaches, swimming and hiking. A nature trail to a large beaver pond offers the chance to view diverse wildlife up close, without busy tourist traffic. Winter offers cross-country skiing opportunities and snowshoeing through 10 km of trails.

Pinnacles Provincial Park  

Pinnacles Park is a 10 minute drive from town and has one of the most spectacular views in the Quesnel area. A short stroll will lead you to 12 million year old hoodoo formations and a view of the City of Quesnel. Visitors, be aware that the parking area is closed during winter months, however the park will remain open for winter recreational purposes.


Puntchesakut Lake Provincial Park  

Located approximately 30 minutes west of Quesnel, this park is great for swimming, cycling, canoeing, fishing and more. Take a scenic drive and enjoy the diverse wildlife away from the city centre.



Wildlife Tours

Take a guided tour with Cariboo Rivers Fishing to observe a variety of wildlife species and spectacular natural landscapes. You'll have the chance to encounter grizzly and black bears, moose, deer, caribou and more. Your day will begin at Quesnel Lake with a scenic jet boat trip to the Cariboo Mountains Park into the wetlands of the Penfold and Mitchell rivers. There are opportunities for hiking in pristine wilderness; trips can be extended up to a week long. Bring a telephoto lens for photography opportunities, guides ensure your safety be keeping a safe distance from wildlife.

Quesnel Birding Club

Quesnel is home to a wide range of fowl for enthusiasts to gaze upon. The Quesnel Birding Club is a great local resource for anyone for anyone looking to learn more about species found in the region whilst connecting with fellow bird-watchers. Our quiet natural landscapes won't scare away sensitive species and our diverse ecosystem ensures that a wide variety of species continue to thrive for future generations to enjoy.

Contact Adrian Leather for more information and/or to join a field team. 250-249-5561 or


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