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The Quesnel Museum


There is always plenty to discover at the Quesnel Museum. Learn the secrets of "Mandy, the Haunted Doll." Listen to the stories of Chinese and First Nations Elders or visit a Sikh temple through interactive video installations. Meet the residents of early twentieth century Quesnel through the remarkable photographs of C.D. Hoy and C.S. Wing. Dress up in the children's activity centre or participate in a scavenger hunt. Click here to view our upcoming special events and programs.

Favourite exhibits include the Titanic, Footprints in Stone, dedicated to local First Nations culture, and vignettes recreating Quesnel's pioneer homes and businesses. From rare Chinese artifacts used during the gold rush era, to ephemera that will evoke childhood memories, the extensive collections are sure to appeal to all ages and interests. Come and see why the Quesnel Museum has been proclaimed one of BC's top 10 community museums.

Featured Photo of the month

Drumming Circle

Prior to the celebration of National Aboriginal Day, the Native Friendship Centre sponsored Native Awareness Days in August. Hosted by the Red Bluff Band, this drumming circle kept the beat at the 8th Annual gathering in 1985. In 1996 the Governor General of Canada passed a proclamation declaring June 21 of each year as National Aboriginal Day. This year National Aboriginal Day is celebrating its 20th Anniversary at the Helen Dixon Centre. This day is to celebrate the diverse First Nations communities throughout Canada and to recognize their achievements.

P2014.2.1484 – Quesnel Cariboo Observer Collection