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The town of Quesnel is a worthy stop on any trip through the Cariboo Chilcotin region. With just over 9000 inhabitants the town has everything you need while still offering the appeal of a small community. If you happen to be in the area around the middle of July be sure to catch the Billy Barker Days with live performances, a midway, street market and parade. The Quesnel Museum, located beside the Visitor Centre, is full of historical treasures including the haunted Mandy doll, a scavenger hunt for kids and a detailed history of the industry and development of Quesnel. From Quesnel it is only an hour out to Barkerville and Wells to visit the historic Gold Rush town. Quesnel is also close to Pinnacles Provincial Park to view some hoodoos or a large variety of cycling and hiking trails for the outdoor adventurer. There is a beautiful river trail that encompasses both central and western Quesnel and even features a large pedestrian bridge over the river. If you are looking for something more challenging stop in at the Visitor Centre and ask for a trailbook for the area and choose from a selection of easy to strenuous trails that lead you through the natural settings of the area or to a waterfall or canyon. With great places to eat, stay and visit Quesnel is a must.