About the Hotel
The Billy Barker Casino Hotel is a landmark in downtown Quesnel. It was designed after the historical river paddle-wheelers that traveled the Fraser River during the gold rush of the late 1800’s, complete with a statue of Billy Barker himself atop.
The paddle wheelers, were the fastest form of transportation for both people and cargo in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. These steam driven workhorses chugged their way up the Fraser River on a regular basis delivering much-needed supplies to residents of the BC interior.
The Billy Barker Casino Hotel pays tribute to these stately steamers in its exterior paddle wheel design. The corner of McLean Street and Barlow Avenue is now the location of the last remaining paddle wheeler on the upper Fraser river. In the summertime, our ship “decks” overflow with bountiful petunias.
Inside the Billy Barker Casino Hotel you will find a fully renovated restaurant and lounge, casino, and an upscale banquet room which can hold up to 130 people. Hotel rooms have been refurbished, each with its own unique historical style. The atmosphere of the hotel is charming and nostalgic, with a good dose of down-to-earth friendliness and delicious home cooking. It is a popular stop for both locals and tourists alike. The casino features 134 slot machines, electronic Roulette and weekend table games. Experience the gold rush era as you relax, play or just enjoy your stay at Billy Barker Casino Hotel.
A true gem – Hotel was newly updated and room was super comfy. The lounge was great for a lunch where the beef dip was tasty and breakfast for under ten bucks is a full meal deal. Menu has plenty of options and everything in the restaurant was delicious and fast! I especially loved seeing the various pieces of art around the hotel as well as how they have preserved the history! Worth the stay.
Brett J, April 6th 2017
Clean and comfortable – No complaints here, perfect for a one night stopover. The room was clean, comfortable and recently updated. There was a bit of noise from the street, but it didn’t go on too late. Friendly staff and the WiFi worked well.
John S – Sept 13, 2017
Cute and comfortable – We were happy with our one night stay. The room was quite small but nicely decorated with period furniture. That said, everything that needed to be modern was – good tv and reception, very nice bathroom with a great shower. We were happy to have a small fridge as we had coolers with us and some travel food. The bed was the nicest one I’ve slept in on this trip; made it hard to get up in the morning!..”
Wendy F – August 4th, 2017
- 36 Guestrooms & 4 Luxury Suites
- Restaurant and bar/lounge
- Business center
- 24-hour front desk
- Daily housekeeping
- Meeting rooms
- Wedding services
- Luggage storage
- Tour/ticket assistance
- Newspapers in lobby (surcharge)
- Complimentary gym pass
Things to Know
- Check-in at 14:00 hours
- Check-out until 11:00 hours
- Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to room type
- All Children are welcome
- Pets may be allowed on request
- Must show a valid photo ID and credit card upon check-in
- Please click on the booking button to check the availability of your room for your chosen dates. Our online booking system will handle the rest.
All prices are in Canadian dollars and are based on double occupancy. Out of town; Please call our toll free reservation line 1-855-792-5533 or book on our reservation page. For current rates please refer to the reservations page. Prices subject to change without notice.
ENCORE members receive a discount based on Diamond level but discounts are only available when booked directly with the Billy Barker Casino Hotel and current level must be verified.
New for Elite Encore Reward Player
Discount from October 31st to May 1st 2020
Stay at the hotel in one of our luxury suites or standard room for 50% off regular price.
General Discounts for Encore Reward Players
October 31st to December 31st, 2019
|Diamond Level||Standard Room||Luxury Suites|
All rooms have coffee makers, flat screen TVs, free high speed internet, phones & fridges. We have 2 pet friendly rooms; A $20 pet fee will be applied and please inquire about the size restrictions and policies.
- 1 Queen sized bed
- 2- 3/4 size beds, or
- 1-Double & 1-Twin
- 1 King Size Bed
- Standard Room features
- #302 The Corner Cabin 1 – Queen bed & 1 Twin bed. Wheel chair accessible.
- #314 The Empress Room 1- King bed.
Book a Luxury Suite
All luxury suites have king size beds, two flat screen TVs, sitting rooms, fridges and coffee makers.
Standard Room Rates
Range from $104 for the Queen Standard up to $180 per night for a luxury suite. All rooms have a regular and discounted corporate rate. These rates can be seasonal and subject to change. Clicking on the Reservation button will show you the most current rate.
All room rates are listed per night in Canadian Funds.
Several standard rooms are decorated in authentic victorian style with quilted spreads and steel bed frames.
All prices are subject to change without notice.
Balcony with street view
Comfortable king bed
Comfortable king bed
Microwave, sink, kitchen
comfortable sitting area
king size bed.
balcony with a street view
soaker tub, shower