Embracing the banks of the Fraser River, Quesnel is a small city nestled in British Columbia’s Cariboo District. Its fascinating heritage has its origins in the Cariboo Gold Rush as a hot spot for prospectors traversing the Cariboo Wagon Trail. The city boasts the world’s largest gold pan, although the title is hotly contested by Nome in Alaska! A nature-lover’s paradise, Quesnel’s offerings of scenic hikes, outdoor activities and picture-perfect river side views are almost endless. Stroll the world’s longest wooden truss footbridge or enjoy the ancient hoodoos and glacial wonders of Pinnacles Provincial Park.