Community Engagement

South-Central students can engage with the greater Quesnel community for recreation, community resources, service, and more. Here is a list of some community organizations where students can get involved and access further resources.

* If you would like to feature your organization on this website or collaborate with UNBC, please contact . Our South-Central staff looks forward to connecting with the community. 


Quesnel and District Arts and Recreation Centre

Quesnel Arts and Recreation CentreThe Quesnel and District Arts and Recreation Centre has a fitness centre, swimming pool, an art studio, an art gallery, and more. The aquatic facilities features a 6-lane, 25 metre swimming pool with a 1-metre driving board, slide, "Tarzan" rope swing, hot tub, steam room and sauna. South-Central students can access this centre for free with their U-pass.

Address: 500 North Star Road, Quesnel, B.C., V2J 5P6
Hours of operation: Monday to Friday from 5:30am to 10:00pm, Saturday from 8:30am to 9:00pm, and Sunday from 10:00am to 9:00pm
Phone: (250) 992-8200

Quesnel Visitor Centre

Visitor CentreThe Quesnel Visitor Centre provides information on local, regional, and provincial attractions, events and so much more. They regularly update the Tourism Quesnel website, which includes information about local events and places to discover, play, eat, and stay. This website includes a feature to "Plan My Trip" to create an itinerary of things to do. To learn more, students can visit the Quesnel Visitor Centre during their hours of operation. 

Address: 703 Carson Ave, Quesnel, B.C., V2J 2B6
Hours of operation: Tuesday to Saturday from 9:00am to 4:00pm
Phone: (250) 992-8716

Community Resources

Quesnel Women's Resource Centre

Quesnel Women's Resource Centre is a non-profit organization and a registered charity founded in 1981. The Centre is run by and for women and strives to be an inclusive and supportive space in which all women can discuss the issues that affect their lives and find the resources and support they need to make informed choices. The QWRC offers counselling to youth, adult individuals, families, and couples who need support with mental health issues, stress, addictions, and other daily life challenges, regardless of their race, ethnicity, religion, gender, age, social class, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, or other socially determined circumstances.The QWRC is located in a heritage home in North Quesnel. All services provided through the Women’s Resource Centre are confidential and free of charge.

Address: 690 McLean Street, Quesnel, B.C., V2J 2P6 
Hours of operation: Monday to Friday from 9:00am to 4:00pm
Phone: (250) 992-8472

Quesnel Pride Society

The Quesnel Pride Society is a safe, supportive and empowering home for the local LGBTQ+ community in Quesnel, B.C. They offer monthly Youth and Adult in Transition Support Group meetings through Accessible Counselling.

Address: Unit 2A-155 Malcolm St, Quesnel, B.C, V2J 3K2
Hours of operation: drop-in hours on Saturday to Sunday from 11:00am to 3:00pm

Quesnel Community Resource Guide

The City of Quesnel published a Community Resource Guide with information about local employment services, community and social services, substance use and mental health resources, and more. Students can click on the document above for more information.  

Quesnel Affordable Housing Guide

The City of Quesnel published a Affordable Housing Guide with information about emergency housing, subsidized housing, market rental housing, and more. Students can click on the document above for more information.

WorkBC Centre

The WorkBC Centre in Quesnel can help students access job search resources, employment planning, skills assessment, training, work experience opportunities and more. 

 Address: 100 - 488 McLean Street, Quesnel, B.C., V2J 2P2
Hours of operation: Monday from 9:00am to 7:00pm, Tuesday to Friday from 9:00am to 4:30pm
Phone: (250) 992-7691

Volunteer Opportunities 

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Quesnel

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Quesnel provides direct service to children by matching volunteers and youths in quality mentoring relationships.

Address: 336 Front Street, Quesnel, B.C., V2J 3J4
Phone: (250) 992-7257

Quesnel Museum & Archives

Quesnel Museum & Archives offers a range of volunteer opportunities with varying lengths of commitment in education, retail, research, and more.

Address: 705 Carson Ave., Quesnel, B.C., V2J 2B6
Hours of operation: Saturday from 12:00pm to 4:00pm or by appointment
Phone: (250) 992-9580

Northern Health's Junior Volunteer Program

Northern Health offers a Junior Volunteer program for young people, aged 16 to 19, who have a passion for patient care. Junior volunteers devote themselves to a two hour shift per week and optional special projects, under the direction of a supervisor. Students can visit their program website for information about how to apply for this program in Quesnel. 


Rotary Club of Quesnel

The Rotary Club of Quesnel is part of a worldwide organization of business and community leaders that provides humanitarian service, encourages high ethical standards in all vocations, and helps build goodwill and peace in the world.

Mailing Address: PO Box 4031, Quesnel, B.C., V2J 3J2