Heritage Speakers Program

The Quesnel & District Museum and Archives hosts an occasional speaker series. Initiated in December 2007, there are four to eight speakers each year. Admission is by donation.

Friends of the Museum 13th Annual Used Book Sale

Saturday, May 5, 2018 from 10 am – 2 pm.

Thank you to all who have donated used books, puzzles and DVDs to our used book sale. As always the people of Quesnel have been most generous and we have a great selection of books for resale. Of particular note this year there is an impressive collection of books on the British monarchy, and both Canadian and BC history, but there is also plenty of contemporary fiction. Don’t forget to check in the gift shop on the Local History Used Bookshelf. We will also offering duplicate older copies of the Cariboo Observer by donation.

This year we are working around the reconstruction of our parking lot, but we anticipate that the sale will still be on the paving immediately in front of the Museum, with parking on crushed gravel towards the highway. (In case of bad weather or construction delays look for the sale on the Friendship stage behind the Museum.

Join us at 2 pm for the unveiling of the Lebourdais Park Mural also sponsored by the Friends of the Museum.

Community Festivals

Learning About ArchaeologyLearning About ArchaeologyMaking Heretige Toys

The Quesnel Museum participates in the many festivals and events which take place in Lebourdias Park from June – September. Come and participate in the activities we sponsor during Aboriginal Days and Canada Day.

Cemetery TourWalking Tours

Join a costumed guide for a tour of Quesnel’s Pioneer Cemetery. Discover the Cariboo through the stories of the pioneers whose names are inscribed on the headstones, from the Mayor who competed in a Roman horse race  or the man who saved the village from a dynamite explosion to the sisters who are buried together just as they visited each other throughout their married lives.

Groups who would like to book a guided tour of Quesnel's Pioneer Cemetery or the Downtown Walking Tour, please contact the museum at least 1 week in advance.

Cost is $5.00 per person with a minimum charge of $30 per group. The cost includes a copy of the printed cemetery or heritage walking tour booklet for each participant.

Contact the museum at 250-992-9580 or ehunter@quesnel.ca.