Arts and Recreation Centre

Temporary changes due to COVID-19

The Quesnel Arts and Recreation Centre gym and change rooms are currently open to the public with reduced hours of operation. The pool, sauna and other facilities will remain closed until further notice.

Reduced hours of operation will be as follows (until further notice):

Monday – Thursday       5:30 am - 8:30 pm
Friday & Saturday           8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday                             Closed

At this time due to the COVID-19 pandemic programs and activities are on hold until further notice. 

The City of Quesnel and Cariboo Regional District offer programs and services to keep Quesnel active and healthy! 

The Quesnel and District Arts and Recreation Centre offers a range of programs and activities to keep you active! The Centre provides amenities for all ages and skill levels, including a fitness centre, fitness programs, two swimming pools, saunas, art programs, art studio and art gallery.

The Quesnel and District Arts and Recreation Centre is jointly funded by the City of Quesnel and Cariboo Regional District (CRD) under the CRD’s North Cariboo Recreation and Parks function.

Regular Hours

Hours of Operation
Sunday: 10:00 am-9:00 pm
Monday - Friday: 6:00 am-10:00 pm
Saturday: 8:30 am-9:00 pm
Statutory Holidays: 1 pm to 4 pm
Sunday: 10:00 am-9:00 pm
Monday - Friday: 5:30 am-10:00 pm
Saturday: 8:30 am-9:00 pm
Quesnel Art Gallery
Tuesday - Saturday: 10:00 am-4:00 pm
Phone: 250-991-4014

See what the Arts and Recreation Centre has to offer to keep you active! 

Swimming Pool
  • 6-lane, 25-metre swimming pool
  • 1-metre diving board
  • Slide
  • Rope swing
  • Leisure pool
  • Hot tub
  • Adult and family saunas
  • Pool deck party area
  • Viewing area
  • Shiraoi Gardens and patio access off pool deck
  • Family change rooms
Fitness Centre
  • 7 treadmills
  • 8 ellipticals
  • 5 recumbent bikes
  • 3 upright bikes
  • 3 rowing machines
  • 1 Jacob's Ladder
  • 2 stair climbers
  • 1 Evolv Glider
  • 1 raised mat
  • Floor exercise area
  • Speed bag/punching bag
  • Smith machine
  • Assortment of weight machines for legs, arms, abs & glutes
  • Summit Trainer
  • Universal gym(s)
  • Wheelchair accessible equipment
  • Free weights/weight bars
  • 2 Cable Cross-Over Machines
  • Spin Bikes
  • Nordic Ski Machine
  • TRXs – Suspension Training
  • Pilates Wall Unit – used for Rehab
  • Satellite TV with 7 TVs
Art Centre
  • Artrium - large permanent art exihibit
  • Art and pottery studio
  • Drop-in art
  • Art reference library
  • Art supplies store
Art Gallery

The Quesnel Art Gallery is located within the Arts and Recreation Centre. The gallery is run by a group of dedicated volunteers. For more information, visit their website.


View meeting room rentals descriptions and availability online and book through the Arts and Recreation Centre at 250-992-8200.

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