Investing in Quesnel, British Columbia



Region:  Cariboo

Regional District:  Cariboo

Quesnel is located in the central interior of British Columbia, Canada at the confluence of the Quesnel and Fraser Rivers. It is a commercial centre for more than 23,000 residents living in the North Cariboo and is well served by rail, road, and air connections to major centres in BC and beyond. Quesnel is located on Highway 97, the major north-south corridor in BC and only 120 km away from Highway 16, the major east-west corridor from western and central BC to Alberta. World Class Recreation can be found within minutes of Quesnel.

With our dry climate, winters are sunny, crisp and enjoyable. We boast some of the best snow conditions in the province of British Columbia for skiing (downhill and cross-country), snowshoeing and snowmobiling. Enjoy world class fly-fishing and canoeing in a pristine environment. Take a stroll along our beautiful Riverfront Trail, or swim on one of our many lakes located within City limits. Go horseback riding, river rafting, hiking, or biking – there’s plenty for you to do. Get the full Cariboo experience here in Quesnel. We truly are a city of four seasons. 

Our economy has historically been reliant on the forest industry, and has provided immense benefit to our community. Quesnel is home to the highest concentration of wood manufacturers and to West Fraser’s corporate offices. There are outstanding business opportunities in almost any sector, and an adaptable labour force that can meet your needs. We are home to prime vacant lands and have an inventory of available space for business. 

We’re ready for business, and have the means to help your business thrive. Access to high-speed telecommunications infrastructure such as fibre optic networks, wireless and cable broadband allow you to access the information and clients you need to make your business a success. Our economic development team would be pleased to help you relocate your business and give you the competitive advantage you’re looking for. 

Our workforce is ready to kick start your business. A relatively high unemployment rate has historically offered businesses an available and adaptive workforce. With an accessible labour pool and award winning education agencies like School District 28, the College of New Caledonia, and the University of Northern British Columbia, Quesnel is able to meet your skilled labour needs. 

We are a friendly community that welcomes all who reside, visit, invest or wish to learn more about our community heritage. Give us a call.


Community Size: 39.18 km²

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