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.

Sage Birchwater discusses his new book Chilcotin Chronicles.

Thursday April 27 7:00 PM
Quesnel City Hall, Council Chambers, 410 Kinchant St.
Admission by donation, Books available for purchase

The Quesnel Museum will be sponsoring a reading, slide show and book signing by the well- known regional author/editor Sage Birchwater on Thursday April 27th at 7 pm in the Council Chambers at Quesnel City Hall 410 Kinchant Street. His newest release is Chilcotin Chronicles: Stories of Adventure and Intrigue from British Columbia’s Central Interior. Admission is by donation and books will be available for purchase. Sage Birchwater has lived in the Chilcotin for 24 years and was the staff writer for the Williams Lake Tribune until 2009. He has been generous in promoting and editing the work of local authors including Gumption & Grit: Extraordinary Women of the Cariboo Chilcotin and capturing the memories of Betty Frank for the local best seller The Legendary Betty Frank, the Cariboo’s Alpine Queen. Perhaps his best known book is Chiwid. This latest book began with a series of articles written for The Stew on the larger than life characters of the Chilcotin. He soon realized that the individual stories interconnected and he reworked them into a book. "It’s a history told with Indigenous People sitting at the table." Typifying this is the story of the Twan family of Alexandria who trace their roots to First Nations ancestry and settlers who arrived in the early years of the fur trade.

Liping Wong Yip presents From Wah Lee to Chew Keen; The Story of a Pioneer Chinese Family in North Cariboo

Wednesday May 17, 7:00 PM
Quesnel City Hall, Council Chambers, 410 Kinchant St.
Admission by donation, Books available for purchase







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.