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Mar
10

Daylight Saving Time 2019 Begins

Sunday Mar 10, 2019 3:00 am to Nov 3, 2019


Set your clocks ahead 1 hour. View
Apr
25

The Itty Bitty Burlesque Festival

Thursday Apr 25, 2019 8:00 pm to Apr 27, 2019 11:30 pm


The fourth annual Itty Bitty Burlesque Festival in Quesnel will showcase an amazing array of burlesque artists - who hail from BC’s northern small towns to the bright city lights of Vancouver and beyond. For details such as ticket prices and show times, please see the Facebook Event page or email ittybittybf@gmail.com for information. View
Apr
26

Itty Bitty Burlesque Festival - Friday Night Showcase

Friday Apr 26, 2019 @ 8:00 pm


The Friday Night Showcase features the very finest in burlesque headliners. $50 General Admission available only through Eventbrite or $60 reserved seats available through The Occidental or by email: ittybittybf@gmail.com (The Burlesque Festival runs from April 25-27) View
Apr
26

Live at the Cariboo: Hummer

Friday Apr 26, 2019 9:30 pm to Apr 27, 2019 11:55 pm


One of Vancouver Island's top party bands. No tickets, no cover. View
Apr
27

Ball Hockey Mini Tournament

Saturday Apr 27, 2019 @ 10:00 am


Join the Quesnel Special Olympians for a fun day of Ball Hockey. All you need is a hockey stick (we'll lend you one!) and your enthusiasm. We will provide you with a T-shirt and a team to play on. There is no cost to play, and all ages are welcome. Contact wqbainfo@gmail.com if you'd like to participate. View
Apr
27

Richbar Golf & Gardens: Fairy Garden

Saturday Apr 27, 2019 10:00 am - 12:00 pm


$25 Create a place where pixies, fairies and gnomes gather to play in their own magical miniature garden. NO AGE LIMIT: perfect for kids, parents and grandparents alike. We will help you build a tiny TAKE HOME woodland garden. Get ready for fun and to let your imagination soar. Pre-register by phoning (250) 747-2915. All supplies included. No substitutions on plants or container. View
Apr
27

It's a Pawty!

Saturday Apr 27, 2019 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Total Pet and Bosley's are coming together for a fundraiser BBQ. Nail trims from 11 am - 1 pm, bake sale,cotton candy, bottle drive. Proceeds to local animal rescue services. View
Apr
28

Rocky Mountaineer First Train of the Season

Sunday Apr 28, 2019 @ 6:30 pm


*Time approximate. Be at the station when the first Rocky Mountaineer train arrives in town! Let's greet those visitors to our town and make them welcome. There will be View
Apr
30

Storytelling for Kids

Tuesday Apr 30, 2019 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm


Explore the world of "Pete the Cat". This storytelling session is geared more for ages Kindergarten to Grade 5, and parents/caregivers are encouraged to stay and take part. Registration is encouraged, but not required for this FREE event. A light snack is provided. For more information, please call Literacy Quesnel at 778-414-9119. View
May
1

Quesnel Museum Opens for the Season

Wednesday May 1, 2019 @ 9:30 am


Our amazing Museum opens for the 2019 season! Come in, explore, check out our fabulous gift shop. For more information call 250-992-9580. Hours: 9:30 - 5:00 pm Tuesday to Saturday; open 7 days a week after May 21st. View
May
1

The Occidental Presents: Sean Burns

Wednesday May 1, 2019 @ 7:00 pm


Hugely talented Canadian singer-songwriter playing Country music from way out on the left of mainstream. Tickets $10 at the door. View
May
2

Long Table: Seasonally Inspired Cooking Series Spring Edition

Thursday May 2, 2019 @ 6:00 pm


Learn from chef Jennifer Linegar-Johnston how to select the best of what the season has to offer, and how to improvise in the kitchen to create delicious, creative meals on the fly using fresh produce and basic pantry staples. This class is $55 per person. Click the "Get Tickets" link to register or sign up in-store Tues/Wed/Thursday from 12 -6. View
May
2

West Coast Amusements

Thursday May 2, 2019 3:00 pm to May 5, 2019


Please see West Coast Amusements webwsite for show times. $40 for daily wristband. View
May
3

Duffle Bag Theatre: Little Red Riding Hood

Friday May 3, 2019 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


This classic is suitable for all ages! Tickets $10 available at Bo Peep, Quesnel Music, Circle S Western Wear, Quesnel Rec Centre & at the door. View
May
3

Quesnel Art Gallery: Reach for the Stars Opening Reception

Friday May 3, 2019 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Opening Reception for this Quilters show sponsored by West Fraser; show runs until May 25th. View
May
3

Jimmy Baldwin in Concert @ Pen- Y -Bryn

Friday May 3, 2019 @ 7:30 pm


Jimmy Baldwin is a unique guitarist, singer and songwriter who has performed many times at the Bunkhouse at Pen-Y-Bryn. This concert is a fundraiser for Lindsay Chung's participation in the 2019 Normandy Wounded Warrior Ride. Tickets are $25 each. For more information, please go to the Facebook event page. View
May
3

Live at the Cariboo: The Young 'Uns

Friday May 3, 2019 9:30 pm to May 4, 2019 11:55 pm


Playing all types of music from Classic Rock, Reggae, Country, Funk, Ska, Pop, Heavy Metal, and current Top 40 hits. The Young'uns have been among the top bands in the Okanagan Valley for over 25 years running. No tickets, no cover. View
May
4

Quesnel Farmer's Market Opening Day

Saturday May 4, 2019 @ 8:30 am


Opening Day for our wonderful Farmer's Market! Held every Saturday until October 19th on the grounds of Helen Dixon School. Dozens of local vendors featuring farm-fresh produce, delightful hand-crafted items, delicious food and so much more. View
May
4

Friends of the Museum Annual Book Sale

Saturday May 4, 2019 10:00 am - 2:00 pm


Our Friends of the Museum Annual Used Books & Antiques Sale is always a hit with the community! Drop off your gently-used books, puzzles, DVD's at the Visitor Centre Tuesday to Saturday in April. Note: Absolutely NO encyclopedias, Readers Digest or magazines of any kind. View
May
4

Introduction to Barrel Racing

Saturday May 4, 2019 @ 10:00 am


Introduction To Barrel Racing with Amanda Mero.10 spots available. 2019 HCBC Required. $ 35.00 Per Person - Includes a light lunch & beverage. Full payment required upon booking to confirm your spot. To reserve, please go to the Facebook event page and leave your name; you will be contacted. View
May
4

Dreams Come True Bridal and Grad Fair

Saturday May 4, 2019 10:00 am - 3:00 pm


Come on down and view some of the best vendors your your special event needs! Everything from hair and makeup to gifts! Exclusive for this event will be Quesnel only bridal and prom store making its first appearance! Whether your wedding is around the corner and you think you have everything already or you need to plan an event start to finish this fair will be what you need :) View
May
4

ACW Strawberry Tea

Saturday May 4, 2019 @ 1:00 pm


Strawberry Tea and Bake Sale! Enjoy a cup of tea (or coffee) with home-made goodies and sweets! Take home some delicious baking for lunch...or supper...or any occasion! Great food and great company. Tickets available at the door. More details to follow. View
May
4

Ducks Unlimited Canada Annual Banquet

Saturday May 4, 2019 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm


Cocktails at 5:00 pm/dinner served at 6:00 pm. Catered by Craig's Table. Fabulous auction items! Tickets (pre-sale only) $55 available by contacting the following: Ray Kinloch 250.747.8313
Carl Olsen 250.992.7749, Bev Murray @ HUB insurance 250.983.8999 View
May
4

RCMA Open Mic Night

Saturday May 4, 2019 @ 6:30 pm


Play, sing, dance, listen...or all four! $5 at the door. Children welcome until 9:30 pm. This is a family-friendly event! View
May
4

Home & Outdoor Adventure Show

Saturday May 4, 2019 9:00 am to May 5, 2019


The Home & Outdoor Adventure show will open at 9:00 am Saturday May 4th and end 5pm . It will open again on Sunday May 5th at 10:00 am and will end at 3:0pm. Any questions about the show please call 250-992-7262 View
May
5

Long Table: Handmade Pierogi

Sunday May 5, 2019 @ 2:00 pm


Who doesn't love pierogis!? Come spend a fun afternoon learning how to make your own handmade pierogis with us! $45 per person; register at www.squareup.com View
May
5

Q-City Singers Sneak Peak Preview Concert

Sunday May 5, 2019 @ 7:00 pm


The Q-City Singers will be putting on a sneak preview benefit concert for Trinity Lutheran Church on May 5, 2019 at 7:00 pm.This is a great family event. Admission will be by donation. Refreshments to following the concert. View
May
8

McHappy Day 2019

Wednesday May 8, 2019 @ 8:00 am


McHappy Day, McDonald's major fundraiser for local children's charities. In Quesnel, proceeds benefit the Child Development Centre. So, every time you buy a Big Mac, Happy Meal or McCafe beverage, $1 will be donated. View
May
10

The Occidental Presents: Strut

Friday May 10, 2019 @ 8:00 pm


Get ready to dance! Strut is hitting the stage at the Occy and there's no way you can stay in your seat. Admission charge. View
May
11

Q-City Singers: Poetry of Poseidon

Saturday May 11, 2019 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


An enchanting evening: Rain, Rivers and Rising Seas. This is a multi-media event, and one not to be missed! Tickets $20 Adults, $15 Students and Seniors and $10 children, available at Save On Foods and at the door. View
May
11

The Occidental Presents: Triple Shot of Classic Rock

Saturday May 11, 2019 8:00 pm - 11:55 pm


The Triple-Shot of Classic Rock Tour hits The Occidental! Barracuda - The Essential Tribute to the band Heart performs world-wide hit songs with style, presence, and a true passion for the work..
www.mur-manproductions.com All Fired Up - The Pat Benatar Experience: The alter-ego of Barracuda and transforms to pay tribute to another of the most recognizable female voices of 80s rock. Shooting Star features Barracuda guitarist Ray Roper performing the classic 70s/80s BadCo songs. View
May
16

Opening Day at Barkerville

Thursday May 16, 2019 @ 8:30 am


Barkerville opens for another incredible season of history, theatre, adventure, great food and much, much more. 50% off admission for the month of May! For details, go to www.barkerville.ca or call 1-888-994-3332. View
May
18

The Occidental Presents: Studio 720 with Special Guests Redwhyn

Saturday May 18, 2019 @ 9:00 pm


Birthed by the mountains and molded by the force of northern British Columbia, Studio 720 has a versatile approach to hard rock. Their live show will bring you through a set list of familiar classics and new favourites!
Redwhyn is an up-and-coming alt rock band based out of Prince George, British Columbia made up of brothers Joshua & Michael Hanson, and David Morgan. Only $15 at the door for an entertaining night of live rock and roll! View
May
20

Victoria Day Celebrations

Monday May 20, 2019 @ 8:30 am


Make the journey to Barkerville to celebrate Her Majesty Queen Victoria's special day! Parade, special events, general merriment and so much more. You can even take tea with the great lady! For details, go to www.barkerville.ca or call 1-888-994-3332. View
May
24

Better At Home Spring Fling

Friday May 24, 2019 @ 11:00 am


Fundraising event to benefit Better At Home. More details to follow. View
May
24

Live at the Cariboo: Florida Man

Friday May 24, 2019 9:00 pm to May 25, 2019


They said it would never happen! Peachland's most notorious party band is coming to Q-Town! Shed those winter blues and bring on Spring. View
May
24

Billie Bouchie Day Celebrations -- 3rd Annual

Friday May 24, 2019 9:00 am to May 26, 2019


More information to follow -- check out the Facebook event page! View
May
25

Artsy Fartsy Saturday

Saturday May 25, 2019 10:00 am - 5:00 pm


Join us for a morning of Smashed Glass art with Brenda Gardiner, an afternoon of acrylic painting with Andy Beaulieu and then an evening of water-colour painting. More details to follow. View
May
25

Barlow Creek 4H Club Bottle Drive

Saturday May 25, 2019 @ 10:30 am


Bring in your empties and benefit the 4H Club in Barlow Creek. View
May
25

The Occidental Presents: Switchback

Saturday May 25, 2019 @ 8:00 pm


No cover!
Come on down to dance and listen to our own local dance band, Switchback. View
May
31

Quesnel Art Gallery: Indigenous Collective Opening Reception

Friday May 31, 2019 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Opening reception for this show featuring six local indigenous artists sponsored by South Quesnel Business Association. Show runs until June 22nd. View
May
31

Home-Based Business Spring Fling

Friday May 31, 2019 9:30 am to Jun 1, 2019 5:00 pm


Hosted by West Park Mall in conjunction with the Great West Butter Tart Competition! Interested vendors please forward contact details to wqbainfo@gmail.com. View
Jun
1

Great West Butter Tart Competition

Saturday Jun 1, 2019 @ 9:00 am


The Tarts are Back! So you think you make the best Butter Tarts in the land? There will be three categories for bakers: home baker, commercial, and non-traditional. Registration for the competition begins at 11:00 am and judging begins at 1. View
Jun
1

13th Annual Golf for Kid's Sake

Saturday Jun 1, 2019 9:00 am - 5:00 pm


Tee off for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Quesnel at their annual fundraising tournament. Putting contests and prizes! Register your team today by calling Joanie at 250-992-7257 or email bbbsques@goldcity.net. $75 per person green fee (includes dinner!). View
Jun
1

Brave Souls Day 2019

Saturday Jun 1, 2019 @ 10:00 am


Get your Early Bird tickets for this event. June will be here before you know it. Only $75 for an incredibly uplifting soul fulfilling day! Contact via Facebook Events page or cell 250-983-2423 to get your ticket! Or e-transfer to bravesoultickets@gmail.com View
Jun
1

RCMA Open Mic Night

Saturday Jun 1, 2019 @ 6:30 pm


Play, sing, dance, listen...or all four! $5 at the door. Children welcome until 9:30 pm. This is a family-friendly event! View
Jun
3

Long Table: Intro to World Tapas

Monday Jun 3, 2019 @ 6:00 pm


Fresh, vibrant and full of flavour – these are the characteristics of classic Tapas. $65 per person; register at www.squareup.com View
Jun
7

Foxxie Follies: June Show

Friday Jun 7, 2019 @ 8:00 pm


Postponed from an earlier date, June is Bustin' Out All Over! Tickets available at the Occidental: $20 regular ticket/$25 VIP ticket. View
Jun
7

Scrapbooking Weekend

Friday Jun 7, 2019 10:00 am to Jun 8, 2019 10:00 pm


Join us for another fabulous weekend of Scrapbooking -- free Wifi, refreshments, lots of great conversation... For more information, call Honey at 250-992-5875. View
Jun
8

Gymkhana Family Fun Golf Day Fundraiser

Saturday Jun 8, 2019 @ 11:00 am


Anyone can play - Experienced or play for the first time ! The course view Mexican Cantina will be open for lunch. Burritos, Quesadillas, Nachos, Beverages, Snacks and more. RV dry camping available.
** Official date and **more details to come. Keep checking the Facebook Event page! View
Jun
9

2nd Annual FEHR Poker Ride

Sunday Jun 9, 2019 @ 10:00 am


Registration & Check-In starts at 10:00am. First Horse Out @ 10:30 --- Last Horse Out @ 12:30. Silent Auction Starts @ 12:30. Hands are $25 each or 5 for $100
Cash Payout Awarded to Top Three Hands. Every Hand is an entry into the Door Prize. Concession Available View
Jun
15

Theatre Royal Gala & Barkerville Heritage Trust AGM

Saturday Jun 15, 2019 @ 8:30 am


The Theatre Royal Gala is not to be missed! Come up to Barkerville for this special day. For details, go to www.barkerville.ca or call 1-888-994-3332 and also check out www.theatreroyal.ca. View
Jun
15

Pride Parade 2019

Saturday Jun 15, 2019 @ 1:00 pm


More details to follow on the event Facebook page. View
Jun
15

Cully's Cup

Saturday Jun 15, 2019 9:00 am to Jun 16, 2019


Two day road hockey tournament; proceeds benefit the Brian Cullinane Legacy Fund. Entry fee is $250 per team. To register, contact Josh or Angele at 250-255-2256 or knockerballcariboo@gmail.com. View
Jun
21

Antiques and Uniques Sale

Friday Jun 21, 2019 1:00 pm to Jun 22, 2019


More details to follow! View
Jun
21

Live at the Cariboo: 40 Foot Fred

Friday Jun 21, 2019 9:30 pm to Jun 22, 2019 11:55 pm


They put the "Rock" back into Rock! No tickets, no cover. View
Jun
28

Quesnel Art Gallery: Emotional Abstracts Opening Reception

Friday Jun 28, 2019 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Opening reception for this show exploring abstract and impressionism in acrylics. Sponsored by Cariboo Pulp, this show runs until July 27th. View
Jul
1

Dominion Day Celebrations

Monday Jul 1, 2019 @ 8:30 am


Celebrate this great country of ours in the 1860's style with a parade, music, great food (including cake!), and so much more. For details, go to www.barkerville.ca or call 1-888-994-3332. View
Jul
6

Anglicans' Annual Garage Sale

Saturday Jul 6, 2019 10:00 am - 2:00 pm


If you would like to rent a table, please call Honey at 250-992-5875. View
Jul
6

The Occidental Presents: Danger Thrill Show

Saturday Jul 6, 2019 9:00 pm - 11:55 pm


Neil E. Dee’s Danger Thrill Show returns to the Occidental in Quesnel. Journey into the underground and witness unbelievable and unique entertainment rarely seen in real life. Sword swallowers, sideshow performers, dangerous dancing girls, crazy comedy and bizarre feats of the human body. Featuring Canada’s wildest comedy stunt show. Absolutely nothing normal to see here! No Minors Please -- 19+. Tickets $20 available at the Occidental. View
Jul
18

Billy Barker Days 2019

Thursday Jul 18, 2019 9:00 am to Jul 21, 2019


Come and join the fun as Quesnel celebrates our Gold Rush heritage with our annual FREE 4 day family festival. Check out www.billybarkerdays.ca for full details. View
Jul
20

6th Annual Indigenous Celebrations

Saturday Jul 20, 2019 @ 8:30 am


Immerse yourself in Indigenous culture with food, music, games and much more. For details, go to www.barkerville.ca or call 1-888-994-3332. View
Jul
28

Jam Camp North 2019

Sunday Jul 28, 2019 6:00 pm to Aug 1, 2019


Mark your calendars now for Jam Camp North 2019 - Sunday July 28 - Thursday August 1 at Cottonwood House Historic Site between Quesnel and Wells. Keep watching the Facebook event page for details as they happen. View
Aug
2

Quesnel Art Gallery: Wildfires 2017 Project Opening Reception

Friday Aug 2, 2019 @ 7:00 pm


Opening reception for this photographic exhibit documenting the aftermath of the 2017 wildfires. Sponsored by West Fraser, this show runs until August 30th. View
Aug
2

Quesnel Skyfest 2019

Friday Aug 2, 2019 12:00 am to Aug 4, 2019 12:00 am


Skyfest is a 3-day airshow held August Long Weekend -- a thrill for people of all ages! For show times and ticket information, please go to www.skyfest.ca View
Aug
9

Live at the Cariboo: Las Divas with Jenni Doyle

Friday Aug 9, 2019 9:30 pm to Aug 10, 2019


From gritty blues to shimmery pop, Las Divas rocks the Cariboo for 2 nights. Show starts at 9:30 pm both nights; no tickets, no cover. View
Aug
17

Chinese Mid-Autumn Moon Festival

Saturday Aug 17, 2019 @ 8:30 am


Games, activities, performances, Moon Cakes and a Lantern Parade! For details, go to www.barkerville.ca or call 1-888-994-3332. View
Aug
23

Quesnel Fall Fair

Friday Aug 23, 2019 8:00 am to Aug 25, 2019


More details to follow! View
Sep
1

16th Annual Williams Creek Sports Day & Pie Eating Contest

Sunday Sep 1, 2019 @ 8:30 am


Jumping, driving, racing, tossing, tug-of-war and a Pie Eating Contest -- what more could you ask for?! For details, go to www.barkerville.ca or call 1-888-994-3332. View
Sep
7

8th Annual Cowboy and Drover Jubilee

Saturday Sep 7, 2019 @ 8:30 am


Celebrate BC's rich Cowboy heritage with music, poetry, competition and more. For details, go to www.barkerville.ca or call 1-888-994-3332. View
Sep
8

8th Annual Cowboy and Drover Jubilee

Sunday Sep 8, 2019 @ 8:30 am


Celebrate BC's rich Cowboy heritage with music, poetry, competition and more. For details, go to www.barkerville.ca or call 1-888-994-3332. View
Sep
20

Quesnel Art Gallery: Compositions of Life Opening Reception

Friday Sep 20, 2019 @ 7:00 pm


Opening Reception for this showcase of Wells artist Barry Curtis. Sponsored by Frog on the Bog, this show runs until October 12th. View
Sep
22

ACW Harvest Dinner

Sunday Sep 22, 2019 @ 6:30 pm


Celebrate Autumn with this fabulous home-style dinner. More information to follow. View
Sep
27

Scrapbooking Weekend

Friday Sep 27, 2019 10:00 am to Sep 28, 2019 10:00 pm


Join us for another fabulous weekend of Scrapbooking -- free Wifi, refreshments, lots of great conversation... For more information, call Honey at 250-992-5875. View
Sep
27

6th Annual Steampunk Murder Mystery

Friday Sep 27, 2019 8:30 am to Sep 29, 2019 5:00 pm


Put your best sleuthing skills to the test in this immersive, time travelling whodunit weekend. For more information and to purchase tickets, please call 1-888-994-3332, ext. 41 View
Oct
18

Quesnel Art Gallery: "Joy" Opening Reception

Friday Oct 18, 2019 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Opening reception for the Thursday Artists and invited guests presentation on the theme of Joy. Sponsored by Forsythia Holdings Inc and Monica and Bob Seguin, this show runs until November 9th. View
Oct
26

Ghostly Hallowe'en

Saturday Oct 26, 2019 11:00 am to Oct 27, 2019


Barkerville’s busy season has ended and the streets are quiet… disturbingly quiet, in fact. Test your fate with a walk through Barkerville’s haunted house, go trick-or-treating up Front Street at some of our local merchants, and warm up at our Halloween bonfire. Admission $5 per person. For details, go to www.barkerville.ca or call 1-888-994-3332. View
Nov
16

Quesnel Art Gallery: Beaux Arts Bazaar Opening Day

Saturday Nov 16, 2019 @ 10:00 am


Opening Day for the popular Beaux Arts featuring our member artists and artisans sale of their unique handcrafted gifts. Sponsored by DHJ Design Studio and KPMG, this show runs until December 24th. View
Nov
16

ACW Christmas Tea, Bake Sale & Decor Sale

Saturday Nov 16, 2019 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Time approximate; more details to follow. View
Nov
22

Scrapbooking Weekend

Friday Nov 22, 2019 10:00 am to Nov 23, 2019


Join us for another fabulous weekend of Scrapbooking -- free Wifi, refreshments, lots of great conversation... For more information, call Honey at 250-992-5875. View
Nov
30

Quesnel Christmas Market

Saturday Nov 30, 2019 @ 10:00 am


The Farmer's Market moves indoors with many of the same fabulous vendors and many delightful additions! You'll find the finest in hand-crafted goods, baking, produce, and much more. View
Dec
7

Quesnel Christmas Market

Saturday Dec 7, 2019 @ 10:00 am


The Farmer's Market moves indoors with many of the same fabulous vendors and many delightful additions! You'll find the finest in hand-crafted goods, baking, produce, and much more. View
Dec
14

Quesnel Christmas Market

Saturday Dec 14, 2019 @ 10:00 am


The Farmer's Market moves indoors with many of the same fabulous vendors and many delightful additions! You'll find the finest in hand-crafted goods, baking, produce, and much more. View
Dec
14

Old Fashioned Victorian Christmas

Saturday Dec 14, 2019 10:00 am to Dec 16, 2019


Enjoy sleigh rides, warm refreshments, delicious home baking in the Wendle House, decorated displays, shopping, caroling, and other seasonal activities. Click on the image above for more info. View
Dec
24

Free Christmas Eve Dinner

Tuesday Dec 24, 2019 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Free dinner for anyone who wishes the fellowship of others at Christmas. View