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Quesnel, like many cities in BC's Cariboo Region, owes its early development to the Cariboo Gold Rush. A critical supply point for gold prospectors during the latter half of the 19th century, Quesnel became a boomtown almost overnight. Today, it is its proximity to natural wonders such as Bowron Lakes Provincial Park and its strategic location on the route to Alaska that gives the town its notoriety.

A veritable goldmine for recreational activities, the Quesnel area offers almost every type of backcountry activity from mountain climbing to pack and trail rides. Positioned at the confluence of the Fraser and Quesnel Rivers, it shares the area with a number of historical attractions, including the Quesnel Museum, which is prized for its exhibits on early Cariboo history. Quesnel also features the world's largest gold pan, which weighs more than 3,000 pounds and symbolizes Quesnel's fame as "The Gold Pan City."

Accommodations in the Quesnel area range from RV parks and camping to bed and breakfast inns. The provincial heritage site, Cottonwood House, approximately 18 miles east of Quesnel, offers primitive camping at one of the area's oldest historical landmarks. Dining opportunities in the Quesnel area include a wide range of fast-food restaurants as well as several bistros and coffee houses for the casual afternoon respite.

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