Park in BC (JF Bergeron photo)
As the 2007 winner of the Canadian "Communities in Bloom" – a national competition promoting green spaces in urban settings – Quesnel takes its gardens and city parks seriously.
The city boasts more than 10 major parks, 30 landscaped flower beds and numerous neighbourhood parks. See colourful rose gardens, go lawn bowling, take the family to the water-spray park, or stroll the Riverfront Trail System.
Three provincial parks in the Quesnel area (Pinnacles Provincial Park, Puntchesakut Lake Provincial Park, and Ten Mile Lake Provincial Park) provide great opportunities to get out and enjoy nature, whether camping, hiking, examining hoodoos, swimming, paddling or wildlife viewing.