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.

From Gold Rush to Old Rush: Making the Cariboo Highway BC's Premier Path to the Past

September 20, 2017
7:00 pm

Council Chambers, Quesnel City Hall, 410 Kinchant St.

Admission by Donation.

Books available for purchase Ben Bradley is a cultural and environmental historian of 20th-century Canada. He will illustrate his presentation with material from his new book British Columbia by the Road: Car Culture and the Making of a Modern Landscape which examines how highways and driving shaped popular experiences of nature and the past during the period 1925 to 1970.


Unveiling at the Quesnel Cenotaph

You are invited to attend the unveiling of new plaques on Quesnel’s Cenotaph to honour the veterans of Canada’s Peacekeeping missions, the Gulf War and the War in Afghanistan and to celebrate the community involvement of the Senior students of Kersley Elementary School. Gather at the Cenotaph on the corner of Carson Avenue and Kinchant Street On Tuesday October 3, 2017 at 1:30 pm.

For more information, please contact Elizabeth Hunter at 250-992-9580 or ehunter@quesnel.ca.

Friends of the Museum Annual Used Book Sale

Saturday, May 6, 2017 from 10 am – 2 pm.

The Friends of the Museum host an annual used book sale on the first Saturday in May. 

Donations of gently used books, DVDs, and puzzles may be dropped off at the Museum druing the month of April.

No encyclopedias, text books, National Geographics, Reader's Digests, or mass market magazines.

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.