Description / Notes
The Riverfront Trail System is a paved trail that gives residents and visitors access to the river environment and provides a scenic, peaceful circle tour through the community. The Riverfront Trail has two loops, downtown and West Quesnel, connected by the Fraser River Footbridge. The downtown loop is five kilometres long and takes about one hour to complete at a leisurely walking pace. Ceal Tingley Park, located at the confluence of the Quesnel and Fraser Rivers is "Kilometer 0" of the system and has many attractions within its borders. The trail passes along the Quesnel River, through the North Quesnel neighbourhood and along the Fraser River to return to Heritage Corner and Ceal Tingley Park. The West Quesnel loop is 4.3 km long. From the footbridge, the trail parallels the Fraser River before crossing North Fraser Drive, and taking you through Sugarloaf Park, along a short stretch of residential street, before crossing and then meandering alongside Baker Creek. Signage along the trail provides insight into the history, nature, and First Nations of the area. On February 12, 2020, a section of the downtown loop will be closed for up to two years to accommodate Phase I and II of the G.R. Baker Memorial Hospital Redevelopment. On May 1, 2020, a section of sidewalk on the West Quesnel loop will be closed on Baker Drive so utility crews can divert a sewer line away from Baker Creek. Due to the sidewalk closure, the trail is being detoured through Earley Ave, Evans Dr. and English Ave.