The Riverfront Trail System is a paved trail that gives residents and visitors access to the river environment and provides a scenic, peaceful circle tour through the community.
The Riverfront Trail has two sections, north and west, connected by the Fraser River Footbridge. The north section is five kilometres long and takes about one hour to complete at a leisurely walking pace. Ceal Tingley Park, located at the confluence of the Quesnel and Fraser Rivers is “Kilometer 0” of the system and has many attractions within its borders. The trail passes along the Quesnel River, through the North Quesnel neighbourhood and along the Fraser River to return to Heritage Corner and Ceal Tingley Park. The west section is 4.3 km long. From the footbridge, the trail parallels the Fraser River before crossing North Fraser Drive, and taking you through Sugarloaf Park, along a short stretch of residential street, before crossing and then meandering alongside Baker Creek. Signage along the trail provides insight into the history, nature, and First Nations of the area.
On February 12, 2020, a section of the Riverfront Trail will be closed for up to two years to accommodate Phase I and II of the G.R. Baker Memorial Hospital Redevelopment. Riverfront Trail DETOUR MAP