The Quesnel Museum and Visitors’ Centre will be renovated this year! Updates include a new front façade with an accessible and energy-efficient entrance, redesigned layout to improve traffic flow and a new year-round accessible bathroom. The “behind the scenes” space will be reorganized to meet museum and public health standards, creating a meeting room and catering kitchen, an office, and a curatorial workspace. The project will separate the ventilation systems for the building and the public bathrooms and will also address drainage issues to reduce safety hazards in the winter.
The work is scheduled to begin in September 2020 and complete in the spring of 2021. The museum will close during the renovation, but the Visitors’ Centre will operate from a temporary location.
This project follows recent upgrades to the area, including the new upgraded LeBourdais Park playground, redesigned Museum and Visitors’ Centre parking area with RV parking, new park signage and multiple Museum renovations over the last few years.
Following the City’s Economic Development Transition Strategy, this project supports Destination Development and Business and Resident Retention and Attraction. To learn more about the strategy, visit www.quesnel.ca/transition.