Quesnel is a small city of about 10481 people in British Columbia on the bank of the Fraser River. The town got its start via its location on the Cariboo Wagon Road which transported thousands of prospectors seeking their fortunes during the Cariboo Gold Rush. Today the city is supported by the forestry industry.
- Billy Barker Casino Hotel, 308 McLean St., ☎ 250-992-5533, . Located in the heart of downtown Quesnel, the Billy Barker Casino Hotel is a refreshing trip back in time. Modeled after the paddlewheelers that plied the Fraser River during the gold rush of the late 1800’s, visiting the Billy Barker is a highlight of any trip to the Cariboo. Pamper yourself in the comfort in one of the hotel’s unique rooms or suites. Soak in the Jacuzzi tub in the Captain Suite or relax on the four-poster bed in the Empress room. After being revived and recharged, try your luck in the downstairs casino. Open from 10:00am, seven days a week the casino offers a classic gaming atmosphere including a poker room. The new poker room is open Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Please call for poker room hours. The Billy Barker Restaurant will certainly satisfy your appetite. Come find out why this is one of the local favorites. Then, at the end of your day return to your room at the Billy Barker Casino Hotel. Rest, relax and get ready for tomorrow, another gorgeous day in the Cariboo.
This page was last edited at 17:00, on 14 January 2009 by Anonymous user(s) of Wikitravel. Based on work by Darren Kirby.