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Quesnel Attractions

Sandman Hotel Group features properties located within a rich mosaic of neighbourhoods and surrounding areas, each with a distinct, welcoming personality. We have compiled a list of useful information below to enhance your stay. 

Sightseeing

Since the establishment of the Chentsit'hala Carrier First Nation's summer camp at the confluence of the Fraser and Quesnel Rivers, Quesnel's close proximity to this waterway system has attracted explorers, prospectors, framers, and adventurers.

Today, visitors are attracted to Quesnel's agricultural bounty – celebrated through the North Cariboo Farm Tour and the Quesnel Old Time Farmers' Market. Its striking natural setting is enjoyed on hiking trails and while camping in provincial parks.

Explore the city's rich cultural heritage at the Quesnel & District Musuem and in more than 30 heritage sites around town. Quesnel's convenient location in Highway 97, the main corridor through interior British Columbia, also makes it a great destination for dining and accommodation options.

Quesnel Sightseeing

Transport

The city of Quesnel is accessible by road, air, and rail service.

Quesnel is conveniently located on Highway 97 (formerly the Gold Rush Trail) in the Cariboo Chilcotin Coast region, the main transportation corridor through the interior of British Columbia.

Highway 26, which branches off Highway 97 at the south end of Quesnel, leads east to the communities of Wells and Barkerville, and to Bowron Lake Provincial Park. 

Quesnel Transport

Activities

Quesnel offers endless opportunity for natural and cultural adventures. Pristine wilderness provides an amazing setting for hiking and camping.

Inviting city gardens transform urban areas into perfect picnic spots, and exciting agricultural tours let visitors see and taste the very freshest local farmers have to offer.

From the World's Longest Wooden Truss Footbridge, view the mighty Fraser River, once a main thoroughfare for fevered gold rush prospectors, or visit Pinnacles Provincial Park's ancient hoodoos, glacially formed geological wonders.

Quesnel's convenient location – easily accessible by car, rail, public transportation, or air – serves a perfect home base for exploring the beautiful Cariboo Chilcotin Coast. 

Quesnel Activities

Entertainment

Visit one of the Central Interior's oldest cities and experience some genuine Cariboo hospitality!! This flourishing community is home to the World's Largest Gold Pan - a testament to the area being one of the richest gold fields in North America.

The area's economic mainstay is lumber and tours of the various sawmills and pulpmills can be arranged through the local Chamber of Commerce. Stop in Quesnel for shopping, fine dining, and deluxe accommodations.

Quesnel even has a lovely community college. The city boasts an interpretive riverfront trail which skirts the Fraser and Quesnel rivers. Read all about it - and more - in the official site of the City of Quesnel.

The summer is an exciting time to be in Quesnel - in July the city hosts Billy Barker Days along with the Quesnel Rodeo and music lovers will enjoy the annual Barlow Creek Music Festival featuring top performers.

During the winter, the hardy can watch the exciting Gold Rush Trail Sled Dog Race (an official Iditarod qualifier)

Billy Barker Days is held every year on the third weekend in July. It celebrates Quesnel's heritage and the first gold miner, William Barker (for whom Barkerville is named), to strike it rich in the Quesnel area.

To kick off Billy Barker Days there is an annual Crash to Pass event. There is a large fair in downtown's Lebourdais Park.

Throughout the weekend there are performers from all over Canada. There are contests and prizes, as well as many things for children to do, including a "Kids' Day".

The food is quite popular too, with many locals who set up food booths. The Rodeo goes on all weekend, and the whole thing ends with a fireworks display on Sunday evening.

Shopping

West Park Mall is easily accessible off of Highway 97N, just follow the signs to West Quesnel, we’re just across the Moffat Bridge!

Nestled between Baker Creek Park and the entrance to the Riverfront Walking Trail and Picnic Area, West Park Mall offers visitors a unique shopping experience in a beautiful park-like setting that is yours to enjoy.

Traveling in an RV or camper? We offer FREE overnight RV parking for our customers and pets are welcome. So while in Quesnel, venture west and discover West Park Mall!

Restaurants

Denny's 24 Hour Restaurant

24 Hour Family Restaurant located at the hotel. Serving Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Appetizers and Desserts. Special menu items for Kids, Seniors and Late Night dining.

Denny's

Shark Club Bar & Grill

Quesnel's premier Sports Bar and Grill, Shark Club features dozens of TVs, multiple satellite feeds and pay per view events, pool tables, video games, and awesome event nights.

The food is a masterful blend of Asian, Italian, and Midwest Canadian influences (and of course traditional items like burgers and wings). Plus cool cocktails, premium liquors and a major league selection of beers.

Shark Club