North Cariboo Recreation

The North Cariboo Arena Replacement Project is complete. The West Fraser Centre is an energy efficient “green” structure that houses an arena with a spectator capacity of 1,500, a regulation size ice surface and dry floor space for arena programs and events to be run year round. The Centre features an indoor walking track around the arena concourse and rooms for community meetings and gatherings.

The West Fraser Centre had its grand opening in September 2017. It was a great kick-off event featuring a 54-40 rock concert, a Vancouver Canucks Alumni hockey game and a tailgate party. We look forward to how this new facility will benefit the North Cariboo for years to come.

For the latest, please visit the City of Quesnel's website.


The City of Quesnel manages the North Cariboo Recreation and Parks function on behalf of the CRD. The Quesnel Sub-Regional Recreation Services include:

  • The West Fraser Centre arena;
  • The Quesnel and District Twin Arenas;
  • The Quesnel Arts and Recreation Centre;
  • Community art, sport and general recreation programming;
  • The Alex Fraser Park Agriplex;
  • Pioneer Park;
  • Bouchie Lake Recreation Commission programs and facilities;
  • Parkland Community Association programs and facilities;
  • Barlow Creek Recreation Commission programs and facilities.

Quesnel Sub-Regional Recreation offers a vast array of programs and activities for the entire family. To learn more, please go to the City of Quesnel's website.

North Cariboo Recreation and Parks is a function of the CRD that was originally established by supplementary letters patent in 1982 and most recently updated through Bylaw 3900 (2004).

Policy decisions related to existing NCRP services are made by the North Cariboo Recreation and Parks Commission (“NCRPC”). The Commission authority is limited primarily to the delivery of existing services at the Arts and Recreation Centre and Twin Arenas. Policy decisions outside the delegated authority of the NCRPC are considered by the North Cariboo Joint Planning Committee (“NCJPC”) with recommendations made to the CRD Board for ratification.

The NCRPC consists of two CRD Directors from Electoral Areas “A”, “B”, “C” and “I” and two members of Quesnel City Council, as well as one School Board #28 representative and two members of the general public, one selected by the CRD Northern Rural Caucus and one selected by Quesnel City Council. The NCJPC consists of the CRD Directors from Electoral Areas “A”, “B”, “C” and “I” and the Quesnel City Council.

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