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Cariboo Visitors Centre & Museum

The design developed by Urban Arts is both innovative and creative.
The Cariboo Museum facility incorporates numerous ‘green’ initiatives that demonstrate a commitment to sustainable building practices. The use of wood and green technologies is important to the City, but it was also important that the facility be functional and visually impressive, and Urban Arts was able to exceed our expectations in this regard as well.
— Jeff Norburn, City of Quesnel


Size: 25 000 sqft

Cost: $13 000 000

Client: City of Quesnel

Services: Architect & Prime Consultant



The new Cariboo Museum and Visitor Centre is located in the southeast corner of an existing park and facing Hwy 97, providing an interactive and positive park edge, and partially screening the park from the highway. This facility has been designed to maximize the Park area available for park events and festivals. A two storey wing faces the highway as a billboard advertising the Cariboo Museum and Visitor Centre. A one storey exhibit wing is partially buried into the existing slope, preserving views from the park over a green roof to Pioneer Cemetery.