Invest in City of Quesnel

British Columbia, Canada

Economic Development Contact

Amy Reid  |  Economic Development Officer
250-991-7457  |  

Quesnel is a thriving city with an area population of roughly 25,000 people, located at the confluence of the Fraser and Quesnel Rivers in the heartland of beautiful British Columbia.

The City of Quesnel strongly believes in effective synergies between local government, business, and industry. With an adaptable labour force and an inventory of available land and commercial space, there are plenty of excellent business opportunities in a wide range of sectors.

The city's downtown core is just minutes away from some of the best fishing, hiking and wilderness adventures in the province. The community's renowned Riverfront Trail system affords its users a superb walking and cycling experience while being able to take in the breathtaking scenery surrounding the rivers.

Highway 97 makes Quesnel a perfect location for same day delivery to major international shipping points like Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton or Prince Rupert. Quesnel also has multiple daily scheduled airline flights out of its regional airport. Finally, the city has been one of CN Rail's highest volume loading points in BC and is home to numerous truck transport companies.

Local Investment Opportunities


The Quesnel Light Industrial Park

Quesnel is expanding its industrial park. The first phase of the Park is a 16 acre subdivision on the city's airport lands. The park will be connected to the north end of the city's current industrial park on Campbell Crescent on the Quesnel-Hixon Road. Subsequent phases will add up to 60 acres to the park.

The first phase of the park is targeted at smaller scale firms that may benefit from co-location with similar firms, enabling companies to share facilities and resources (for instance, for waste management or shipping/receiving). Park planners hope that co-location may aid firms to be more efficient and competitive.

Pricing is competitive. To reduce the developer's risk, a certain level of lot pre-sales are necessary to trigger site development.

Local Infrastructure Projects

Community Economic Development Contact

Amy Reid
Economic Development Officer
City of Quesnel

Community Contacts


Bob Simpson
City of Quesnel

Community Contact

Byron Johnson
Chief Administrative Officer
City of Quesnel

Chamber of Commerce Contact

Amber Gregg
Chamber Manager
Quesnel & District Chamber of Commerce


Community Futures Contact

Community Futures North Cariboo