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Quesnel Museum
705 Carson Avenue
V2J 2B6
Tel: 250-992-9580


The Quesnel and District Musuem at 705 Carson Ave shares a facility with the Quesnel Visitor Center on Highway 97 at the south entrance to Quesnel's City Centre. We are located in beautiful Lebourdias Park which features a picnic area, an award winning rose garden, children's play area and spray park. We are located directly across the highway from the BC Rail Station. The museum is wheel chair accessible with all exhibits and services on ground level. We provide convenient parking, rest rooms and a wireless hot spot.

Where are we going today?

If you are wanting a fascinating day out where you can learn all about history and culture, that also offers fun kids activities, you might want to head to the Quesnel Museum in well, Quesnel!

This great museum is filled with exhibits that will teach kids all about the history of Quesnel, and Canada, as well as the cultures that make the area what it is today.

Each exhibit covers a different topic, so make sure you stop by all of them to enjoy a really diverse experience too.  Through three galleries, the artifacts showcase the comprehensive history of Quesnel - and you might just be surprised what you learn!

If you visit Village Streets, vignettes re-create some of the businesses within the community, and also display the extensive artifact collection of the museum. The displays include a hospital, a general store, and even a one room school house. Kids - how different is this classroom to what you are used to? Pretty different we imagine! You can even see a dentist, the Royal Bank, and a barber shop.

Want to see something really unusual? Visit Mandy - the Museum's haunted doll! Also check out the Discovery Center where kids can explore with lots of hands on activities.

In the Centennial Gallery, you can follow the economic history of the area, and how the family had to work together to make it through the winter, and in the third gallery you can explore the history and culture of the Dakelh people, including their skilled leather work. 

Also at the Quesnel Museum, you can see actual artifacts from the Titanic, learn about the 1859 Gold Rush, and kids can even play dress up! 

A fun museum for the family in British Columbia!

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How much does it cost?

  • Adults$5
  • Children$2 (Ages 6-18)
  • Free Under: 5 years with paying adult

When can we go?

9:30am - 5pm. Tues - Sat in May & Sept, 7 days rest of year

Open May to September

Teachers corner

They have a number of fun programs for schools visiting! They relate to the provincial curriculum, and offer fun hands-on experiences such as archaeological digs, and scavenger hunts!.

Any Top Tips?

Check out the kids scavenger hunts - they are a fun way for the kids to explore the museum! .

Need a little extra help?

The museum is wheelchair accessible.

Can I get one of those?

The Good as Gold Gift Shop is where you will need that pocket money! There are history books, local artisan products, and even gold flakes to be bought!.

More information

Take your smart phone and scan the QR codes to access videos, images and additional info!.

What people are saying?

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    The website doesn't open at all. That is too bad as the museum holds decades of Cariboo Observer newspapers, which aren't accessible to the online public. It's been that way for months.

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