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Snow Clearing

Applicable to residents and downtown property owners as well.

Snow Markers

Please be advised that with snowfalls of four inches or greater, the City of Quesnel removes the windrow of snow left by snow plows at the entrance to each driveway. It is the responsibility of the homeowner to mark any obstructions that may be damaged by backhoes clearing the driveway entrance (i.e. retaining walls, planters, shrubs, decorative bricks). Please mark by using a brightly colored stake about 4 ft long and place it in front of the obstacle.

Markers are available at the Public Works office located at 21 Johnston Bridge Loop.

The City of Quesnel does not accept responsibility for damages that occur within the road right-of-ways if obstructions are not properly marked.  Thank you for your cooperation.  Inquiries may be directed to the Public Works office during regular work hours at 250-992-6330.

Snow Removal Notice

The City’s Streets and Traffic Bylaws require all downtown businesses and property owners to remove the ice and snow from the sidewalks in front of or adjacent to their premises PRIOR to 10:00 a.m. on each business day (Monday to Saturday inclusive). This applies to all businesses regardless of their individual operating hours or days.

The City will inspect the sidewalks to determine that sufficient cleaning has been completed. If it is determined that more attention is required, the City will attend to the matter. The minimum charge for cleaning the sidewalk is $100.00 (one hundred dollars) which will be levied against the respective property owners.

Collection of any outstanding accounts at December 31st will be made through property taxation.
With rising liability claims, clean sidewalks will keep everyone out of the courts and customers downtown.

Thank you for your cooperation. Enquiries may be directed to the Bylaw Enforcement Department at 250-992-5743.



Each winter the Public Works Department maintains, in a safe and passable condition, more than 146 kilometres of roads, streets and lanes as well as the many kilometres of sidewalks and trails within the municipality. We consistently try to accomplish this task in the most cost-effective manner possible while maintaining a high level of service to you.

Snow and ice control is not a substitute for caution and defensive driving practices when operating a vehicle in winter conditions.

For a complete guide on the City's snow clearing, including the plowing schedule, click here.


Public Works Department - General Office
250.992.6330 (t)
250.992.5107 (f)


21 Johnston Bridge Loop
Quesnel, BC V2J 0A9

Business Hours

8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday (excluding statutory holidays)


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