Quesnel Pioneer Cemetery Tour

The Pioneer Cemetery served Quesnel for over 90 years until the current cemetery began operating in 1951. There are 411 named and located burials, 255 named and un-located burials and 75 un-known grave sites for a total of 741 entries in the Pioneer Cemetery logbook.

The Pioneer Cemetery guidebook will guide you through the cemetery and tell you more about those buried within it, including Kong Sing Chew, the first Chinese male born in Quesnel, Sing Chew, Quesnel's last water carrier, Ceal Tingley, former mayor, Louis LeBourdais, former MLA, and Dr. Baker, Quesnel's first resident doctor.  You will find many other grave sites with names matching the names of streets and parks throughout Quesnel.  The guidebook will provide more information on their significance to the community.

Quesnel Pioneer Cemetery

The Quesnel Pioneer Cemetery is one of two cemeteries in Quesnel owned and operated by the City. Burials were made on these grounds as early as the 1860s, with the oldest recorded headstone being May 10, 1878. The Cemetery is located amongst a grove of mature fir trees overlooking LeBourdais Park near downtown Quesnel. A complete guide to the cemetery and those buried within it can be picked up at the Quesnel Visitor Information Centre or Quesnel & District Museum & Archives.
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