QUESNEL, BRITISH COLUMBIA

Walking Bridge, Quensel, 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.

Population: 10,007

122 kilometres south of Prince George, British Columbia

405 kilometres north of Kamloops, Biritsh 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

Cost of Living: Low, Affordable

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