If you only have a brief time, it is worth stopping at the intersection of Front and Carson Street. (There is a small parking lot on Front Street just south of Carson). A collection of industrial artifacts and monuments commemorate the Gold Rush, the Collins Overland Telegraph and the sternwheelers which plied the Upper Fraser. Across the street one can visit Quesnel's oldest surviving building, which once housed the Hudson's Bay Company trading post and now operates as Cariboo Keepsakes, a co-op of local artisans. Don't miss an opportunity to take a stroll along the Fraser River Footbridge, one of the few wooden truss structures of its kind to remain in use. Since it's renovation in 2010 the bridge is illuminated at night.