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.