Children's activities

The museum offers a number of programs for school and children's groups which must be booked in advance. For individuals and small groups, children will enjoy a stop in the discovery area where they can dress up, try out old fashioned toys and equipment or select a scavenger hunt that will lead them through the museum in search of artifacts.

The Good as Gold Gift Shop


The Museum gift shop stocks a large selection of books on BC History or by local authors. It is also one of the best places to find customized Quesnel souvenirs from tree branch pencils to clothing. They offer jade and Northwest Native designed jewelry, crafts by local artisans, children's games and toys. If you have caught "Gold Fever", you can equip yourself with a manual and a pan… or purchase a vial of gold flakes.

If you are a fan of the supernatural, you can take home a souvenir of your encounter with "Mandy, the Haunted Doll." Don't overlook the museum's own publications: a series of DVDs of the "Elders' Stories" featured in the museum's exhibits, or walking tour guides of downtown Quesnel and the Pioneer Cemetery.

For a truly unique gift, order a print from the Museum's extensive collection of historical photographs.

Annual Christmas Sale!

Friday & Saturday, December 1 - 2, 2017
9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

20 % off everything in the gift shop

(excluding used books and previously discounted products).

We have new stock from Native Northwest (clothing & housewares), toys from Melissa & Doug and Folkmanis Puppets and books from our favourite publishers.

Find Christmas gifts, stocking stuffers or hostess gifts for everyone on your list, stretch your dollars and help support your community museum. (All profits are transferred to the Museum reserve and help finance special programs exhibits and building renovations.)

Hot Apple cider and cookies supplied by the Friends of the museum.