QUESNEL, BRITISH COLUMBIA
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City Profile & Statistics
Quesnel is a small city with rural charm. If you want to avoid line-ups, long commutes, or rush hour traffic, Quesnel is the option for you. It is located in the central interior of British Columbia at the junction of Quesnel River and Fraser River, an hour drive away from Prince George, and only a short flight away to Vancouver.
Quesnel enjoys pleasantly mild summers, and moderately cold winters. It is also known to have some of the best snow conditions in the province of British Columbia during its crisp, sunny winters. For this reason, it was selected to host the 2000 British Columbia Winter Games. The winter weather in Quesnel is ideal for cross-country skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling, and much more. There is also an annual “Gold Rush Trail Sled Dog Mail Run” from Quesnel to Wells each January. Summer activities include golfing, hiking, camping, biking, horseback riding, river rafting, kayaking, paddle boarding, and boating. You can also opt to go rainbow trout fishing at Dragon Lake, or enjoy landlocked kokanee salmon fishing at Ten Mile Lake.
122 kilometres south of Prince George, British Columbia
January Average Temperature: -6.9° Celsius
July Average Temperature: 16.8° Celsius
Education: 18 Elementary Schools, 2 Secondary Schools, and 2 Post-Secondary Institutions
Top Industries: Forestry, Agriculture, Manufacturing, Construction, Mining, Retail, and Health Care
Major Local Events: Haunted Harvest Celebration, Quesnel Live Arts, Farmers’ Christmas Market, and QJS Christmas Fair
Closest Airport: Quesnel Airport
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