Quesnel stands at the confluence of the Quesnel and Fraser Rivers, along the Rocky Mountaineer route in western Canada. En route between Vancouver and Jasper, this is a pretty little gold rush era town with restored heritage structures and a lively local community. Perfect for an overnight halt. Irrespective of the season, Quesnel has popular festivals, sightseeing destinations, and enough cultural spots and outdoor activities to keep all shades of travelers hooked through the year. The town provides excellent putting greens, biking and hiking trails. Paddle boating, kayaking, canoeing and fly fishing are popular on Dragon Lake for a days outing, followed by freshly caught rainbow trout for dinner! Cottonwood House, among the last remaining roadhouses of the state from the late 1800s, is worth a visit. The local farmers’ market also features artisan crafts and live entertainment. Enjoy homemade pizzas paired with a beer on the tap at one of the local breweries. Over the weekends, explore the town’s laidback nightlife.
Rocky Mountaineer Route
Heritage & Culture
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Rocky Mountaineer is a luxurious daylight-travel train that takes you on the ultimate Canadian Rocky Mountains adventure. The custom-designed coaches with glass domes let you enjoy the beauty of the rugged landscape.