Our Top 5 Spring Things


Dragon Lake

Dragon Lake is within city limits, and world renowned for large Rainbow Trout. At ice off in early April, the weed beds will almost guarantee a 3 to 5 lb. catch! If you don’t have your own gear, borrow a rod and tackle from the Quesnel Visitor Centre. For public access, the Dragon Lake Boat Ramp is located on Quesnel-Hydraulic Road.


Guided fishing trips for all levels and experience. Fish on hidden pocket lakes or find the best spots on our popular lakes and rivers!

Cariboo Mountain Outfitters

Big game hunting and angling experts, Cariboo Mountain Outfitters have been operating in the Cariboo region for decades. They offer guided hunting trips for Moose, Grizzly Bear, Black Bear, Wolves, Mountain Lion and Lynx with various transportation methods such as jet boats, ATVs and small boats. Their guided fishing tours are offered in two to five day packages and can be tailored to suit your needs.


Cariboo Rivers Fishing and Wilderness Adventures

Cariboo Rivers Fishing & Wilderness Adventures are professional angling guides that specialize in fly fishing in the Cariboo region. The guides will take you on a floating raft trip on lakes for up to 14 days, or you have the opportunity to ride a helicopter over the Cariboo to fish various lakes in the same day! Your trip is completely customizable to suit your schedule and skill level.


Bird Watching

West Fraser Timber Park

West Fraser Timber Park is where you’ll find our local birdwatchers. We’ve been told the marshy thicket of brush across from the duck pond is a bird hot spot!



You don’t have to go off the beaten path to find great camping in Quesnel, whether you’re looking for a spot on the lake or campsites surrounded by lush, green forest.

Ten Mile Lake Provincial Park

Ten Mile Lake is a very popular recreational destination for local residents and visitors. It offers a large picnic area, three sandy beaches, a boat launch, and great fishing – not to mention attractive, treed campsites, showers and flush toilets. Campgrounds are open from May to September.


Ten Mile Lake – Lazy Daze Resort

This beautiful 14 acre resort is located just north of the historic city of Quesnel. Lazy Daze is a family friendly campground with 30 serviced sites, lake shore camping, 5 rustic cabins, and 8 modern suites with new appliances and beds in the lodge.


Dragon Lake – Robert’s Roost RV Park & Resort

Located south of downtown Quesnel, on the shores of quiet, peaceful and inviting Dragon Lake. Park like setting, community fire pits, Wi-Fi, minutes from golf and shopping, 60 sites, and world famous for fly fishing.


Airport Inn Motel & RV Park

Situated on 14 acres of the flat land surrounded by mountain, forest and trees, Airport Inn Motel & RV Park is conveniently located on Highway 97, minutes away from downtown, close to the airport as well as the junction to Barkerville.


More camping and accommodation options are available on page 29 of our
Official Travel Guide 2019.

Hiking & Biking


Explore on your own two feet.  We have trails ranging from paved scenic trail to rougher terrain within city limits, or venture out to Pinnacles Provincial Park for a 1km hike with a spectacular view of the ancient “hoodoos” formations.


Mountain Biking

You’ll find our local bike enthusiasts on Dragon Mountain, south of Quesnel. Drive to the very top for a spectacular view and head down the mountain on a trail network built for all levels and experience.


Historical Walking Tour

Our city’s long and rich history dates back to 1859, when development first began. Embark on a self-guided walking tour to visit 30 points of interest including the oldest standing building in Quesnel, previously owned by Hudson’s Bay Company.

Stop by the Quesnel and District Museum and Archives to pick up your guide.


Looking for more information to plan your visit?

Contact the Quesnel Visitor Centre 1-800-992-4922