About Quesnel

About Quesnel

Located in the central interior of British Columbia, on the traditional territory of the Lhtako Dene, in Quesnel, we live life to the fullest.

10,000 people call Quesnel home and another 13,000 live in the surrounding area. With affordable housing costs, accessible amenities, and short commutes, we're able to get out and enjoy the nature that surrounds us. Our industry is based in nature, but we love to get out there for fun, too. We're a community that values our heritage, while embracing innovative ideas and opportunities to thrive. It's in our nature to work hard and play harder, to help our neighbours, to challenge ourselves, and to celebrate our successes. 

History of Quesnel

From pre-contact to the fur-traders, to the gold rush prospectors and pioneer families, to the expansion of the forest industry and entrepreneurs of today, Quesnel's history has a rich connection between land and people.

First Nations

The City of Quesnel sits on territory that was once a major settlement of the Dakelh people.

On June 20, 2017, the City of Quesnel and Lhtako Dene Nation entered into a Memorandum of Understanding to attest to their mutual commitment to promote cooperative relationship building.

City Boundaries

The City of Quesnel is in the Cariboo Regional District and is surrounded by CRD Areas A, B, C, and I.

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