Geotechnical Hazard Areas

Due to the hazardous nature of the development on or near hillsides in the City of Quesnel, areas at higher risk of ground movement have been identified as being within the Hillside Hazard Area. To find out whether a property is within the Hillside Hazard Area you can:

  1. Search City Maps, our webmap service; or
  2. View the Hillside Hazard Map ;or
  3. Contact the Development Services Department at 250-992-2111 or

The Community Charter authorizes the Building Inspector to require a Geotechnical Report to be supplied with a Building Permit application on any lands they feel may be susceptible. Site-specific conditions outside the Hillside Hazard Area may also cause the Building Inspector to request a report. Lands that are not near slopes may still require geotechnical investigation which is determined on a site-by-site basis.

LiDAR Slope Stability Study

A study was conducted to gain a better understanding of the extent of land movement within Quesnel and the surrounding fringe area using LiDAR, which provides accurate pictures of the earth's surface without any trees, plants or other vegetation. The study compares LiDAR snapshots from different years: 2019 & 2021.

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