Le Bourdais Park, Quesnel

LeBourdais Park is Quesnel’s main city park, located in North Quesnel. Its facilities include picnic tables, playground, water park, band stand and baseball diamond. LeBourdais Park is also home to the Quesnel Museum, heritage rose garden, the Visitor Information Centre and the Billy Barker Days Society building. Bordering the park is the Pioneer Cemetery, the Twin Arenas and the Quesnel Curling Rink. LeBourdais Park was named after Louis LeBourdais, who represented the Cariboo district in B.C.’s Legislative Assembly in Victoria. His gravestone is found in Pioneer Cemetery.
This place is valued for its association with the LeBourdais family. In particular, Louis LeBourdais was an avid historian keenly interested in the history of the Cariboo and Central Interior of British Columbia. His research includes information on economic trends, mining, maps and hundreds of photographs that help to document the region in its early development. This collection remains part of the BC Archives.