Attention all fishermen and families! The 2nd Annual Mount Polley Fishing Derby on Quesnel Lake is back and better than ever! Mark your calendars for May 20-22 and get ready to cast your lines in one of the most beautiful fishing spots in the area. This event is not to be missed, with plenty of prizes, food, fun activities, and great fishing for anglers of all skill levels.
Don’t forget to grab your tickets at Valley General Store or at Cedar Point Park in Likely. And, make sure to join us for the Dance on Saturday night at the Likely Community Hall, featuring live music by the The Markabillies. Best of all, proceeds from the event will go towards building a new playground at Cedar Point Park.
We can’t wait to see you there!
Visit Nearby Attractions
While you’re in the area, don’t forget to visit some of the nearby local attractions unique to the area around Likely, BC. Visit the Cedar City Museum located in Cedar Point Park, where local guides will walk you through the dated history of the area and invite you to the historical theatre to view a short historical film.
Cedar Point Park, Quesnel Forks, and the Bullion Lookout are three easily accessible mining history sites to visit.
The ghost town of Quesnel Forks was founded in 1859 and predates Barkerville. At one time it had the largest population in mainland BC with 1,000 – 3,000 transient residents at the height of the gold rush. It was a major supply centre for miners along the gold trail. Feel ghosts of the past in breezes of this Chinese Ghost town as you stroll among restored buildings, cottonwood trees and the old cemetery. Low Mobility Trails follow along the Cariboo River and through the heritage village.
Bullion Pit Lookout
The huge pit was formed by hydraulic mining between 1892 and 1942. Take a short walk along a low mobility trail to see the workshop equipment and further down the road to view the ditches and penstock where the water was directed down the hill to the monitors.
We hope you enjoy the Mount Polley Fishing Derby and your visit in the historic area of Likely, B.C!