We love Quesnel and it is not hard to see why! Between the lakes, rivers, parks, and trails, whatever the season, there is always something to do. Come along with us this year as we Explore Quesnel!
The Explore Quesnel passport is a great reason to get out and enjoy what our beautiful city has to offer. Each month, we will highlight a location or activity. Join with family or friends, or go solo and experience places that make Quesnel unique. Don’t forget your camera, because you will need to drop by the Visitor Centre with a picture of your adventure to get your passport stamped. Once you have received your stamp, fill out a ballot to be entered into the monthly draw. Each month we will have a different prize, donated by one of our local businesses.
Explore Quesnel Passports can be picked up at the Quesnel Visitor Centre located at 703 Carson Avenue. We are open Tuesday-Saturday 9 am-4 pm and can be reached at 250-992-8716 or email@example.com
January: LeBourdais Park
We want to see you having fun in the snow at LeBourdais Park. Go sledding, build a snow fort or put together a snowman, then come into the Visitor Centre with your pictures to get your stamp and enter your name in our draw.
This month's prize is a Razor Kids Electric Scooter donated by Canadian Tire
February: West Fraser Timber Park
We want to see you being active. Put on your winter boots, snowshoes, or skis, or hop on your fat bike and make use of the beautiful trails and fields. Snap some selfies or group shots and come into the Visitor Centre to get the next stamp in your passport and enter this month's draw.
This month's prize is a pair of Tubb's Youth Snowshoes donated by Rocky Peak Adventure Gear
March: Favourite Quesnel Shop
We would love to see your favourite store. Take a picture inside, or out front of the place you like to shop (no purchase necessary) and come visit us at the Visitor Centre. Show us your picture and let us know what you love about shopping there, and earn your entry into March’s draw
This month's prize is a $100 gift certificate good for any Toys, Hobby, or Board Game at K-Max
April: Riverfront Trail/River Walk
New to the area, or not sure how to access this trail? The Visitor Centre has free trail maps, and we will happily point you in the right direction. Don't forget to take a selfie while you are on your walk and come back in to show us. The picture of you and your group on the Riverwalk will earn you April's stamp and an entry into this month's draw.
This month's prize is a spring-themed Lego package provided by the Quesnel Visitor Centre
May: Dine Out in Quesnel
We would love to see pictures of you enjoying your favourite foods while you're out and about in Quesnel. Dine in a restaurant, pick up takeout, or pack your own food for a picnic in the park. Bring your picture into the Visitor Centre to get your stamp and enter May's draw.
This month's prize is a $100 Gift Certificate for Bliss!
June: Gold Panning
The Visitor Centre has gold pans you can borrow, and maps of the areas you can legally pan. Heading to Barkerville for their opening month? Stop in at the Eldorado and learn to pan in their troughs. We would love to see your panning adventures, wherever they take place. Prefer not to get wet? Take a picture in front of the Quesnel Gold Pan across the street from the Visitor Centre. Come on in and show us your selfies and get your June stamp and enter the monthly prize draw.
This month's prize is a $100 Gift Certificate for Long Table Grocery/Catering
July: Quesnel's Little People
July's summer sun is a great reason to get out and enjoy Downtown. This month the Explore Quesnel Passport Location is highlighting Quesnel's Little People. Walk the streets of Quesnel in search of our 23 uniquely painted fire hydrants. Pick up an illustrated guide at the Quesnel Visitor Centre. Every Sunday at 11 AM until August 20, the Visitor Centre runs free walking tours exploring the history behind the Little People. Take a picture with your favourites and come back to the Visitor Centre to earn your stamp and entry into this month's draw.
This month's prize is $100 Downtown Bucks
August: Quesnel & District Museum and Archives
We want to see pictures of your favourite museum display (no flash photography) or a selfie with Mandy. You won't have to travel far to get your stamp or enter the monthly draw!! The Visitor Centre and Museum have shared a building for 60 years.
This month's prize is $100 Starbucks Gift Card
September: Dragon Lake
We would love to see a picture of you enjoying yourself at Dragon Lake. Try your hand at fishing (come borrow a fishing rod and tackle box from the visitor centre) swim, canoe, paddleboard or enjoy some faster-paced water sports. As long as it's at Dragon Lake, your pictures will earn you a stamp in your passport and an entry into this month's draw.
This month's prize is $100 McDonalds GIft Card