QRRC Travel Information & Directions

The QRRC is located on the south bank of the Quesnel River, 2 km downstream from the outlet of Quesnel Lake, and 4 km by road from the community of Likely.

Physical address: 6581 Likely Road, Likely, BC

Latitude 52° 37’ 4.98” (52.61805°) N
Longitude 121° 37’ 4.80” (-121.61800°) W

The site is approximately...

  • 95 km from Williams Lake
  • 340 km from the main UNBC campus in Prince George (using only paved roads), or 270 km (via the unpaved McLeese Lake / Beaver Lake Road short-cut)
  • 600 km from Vancouver (via highways 1 and 97 to 150 Mile House).

Please note that the access road down to the QRRC site from the Likely Road is unpaved and quite steep - it's important to drive with care, particularly in winter.

The gate at the top of the road is usually locked from 5pm to 8am and at weekends: if you plan to arrive during these times, please contact us first. There is no local cell service, but there is a pay-phone in Likely.

If you are not able (or prefer not) to drive, daily flights operate between Williams Lake Airport (YWL) and Vancouver International Airport (YVR), and Greyhound Bus services (from Vancouver, Kamloops and Prince George) also stop in Williams Lake. We may be able to collect visitors from the airport or bus depot, depending on the day and time of arrival. Alternatively, vehicles may be rented in town or at the airport.