The Quesnel Museum and Visitors’ Centre is in the process of being renovated! 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 has started and is scheduled to 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.
Temporary Contact and location Information
The Quesnel and District Museum & Archives will be closed during the renovation.
To contact the Quesnel Museum staff during the renovation, please call 250-992-9580, or call City Hall at 250-992-2111 to have your call redirected.
The Visitor Information Centre will be operating from temporary location during the renovation.
The temporary location is located next door to the Visitor Centre in the Billy Barker Days Society building, located at 701 Carson Avenue.
Please call the Visitor Centre at 250-992-8716 for more information.