Quesnel, BC

Quesnel

May 29, 2017
Posted by: autoworld

In a quiet valley, surrounded by beautiful green mountains and lush forests, is the picturesque community of Quesnel. Located at the confluence of the Fraser and Quesnel Rivers, Quesnel is the commercial centre of the North Cariboo.

Once the last stop on the Fraser River for the Gold Rush trail, Quesnel became a boomtown in the late 1800s, with the discovery of gold in the area, and was the service centre for gold prospectors stocking up with supplies before heading east for gold towns such as William’s Creek and Barkerville, the centre of the Great Cariboo Gold Rush. Like many towns along the Fraser River, Quesnel was a stopping point for Simon Fraser on his river trip of 1808; in fact, it was named for one of his lieutenants on the voyage.

Visitors arriving here today find a perfect place from which to launch outdoor adventures such as camping, hiking, mountain climbing, trail riding, rockhounding or fishing. Others may prefer to soak up the rich history of the Gold Rush era, and of course, everyone wants to try their hand at a little gold panning.

Population: 10,516

Location: Quesnel is located at the junction of Cariboo Highway 97 and Bakerville Highway 26 in the Cariboo region of the BC Interior, between Prince George to the north (74 miles / 118 km) and Williams Lake to the south (75 miles / 120 km). Quesnel is situated 417 miles (667 km) north of Vancouver and 60 miles (96 km) west of the historic village of Barkerville.

Queensway Autoworld and Quesnel

Based in Prince George, BC, Queensway Autoworld offers residents in Quesnel and the surrounding region a large online inventory for shopping and research. Our online database allows prospective used vehicle purchasers the opportunity to see what is available before they leave home.

Queensway Auto World sells good quality used cars, trucks, vans and SUVs throughout north central BC. All of our used vehicles are backed by the Lubrico Warranty. We also offer onsite financing and you can get pre-approved using our secure online application form.

Our New Motorsports Division is a hit in Prince George and the surrounding regions in North Central BC. We are an authorized dealer for Argo ATVs and Amphibious UTV vehicles and Quads, motorcycles, scooters all available.