The Billy Barker Casino resort is a landmark in downtown Quesnel. It was designed after the historical river paddle-wheelers that traveled the Fraser River through the gold rush of belated 1800’s, detailed with a statue of Billy Barker himself atop.
The paddle wheelers, had been the fastest as a type of transportation for both folks and cargo inside late 19th and early 20th hundreds of years. These steam driven workhorses chugged their way up the Fraser River frequently delivering much-needed products to residents of the BC inside.
The Billy Barker Casino Hotel will pay tribute to those stately steamers with its external paddle-wheel design. The corner of McLean Street and Barlow Avenue happens to be the positioning for the final staying paddle wheeler in the upper Fraser river. During the summer time, our ship “decks” overflow with bountiful petunias.
Inside the Billy Barker Casino resort you'll find a totally renovated restaurant and lounge, casino, and an upscale banquet space which can hold up to 130 people. Resort rooms are refurbished, each featuring its own special historic design. The environment of this resort is charming and nostalgic, with a good dose of down-to-earth friendliness and delicious house cooking. Its a well known end both for residents and tourists alike. The casino features 134 slots, electric Roulette and weekend dining table games. Feel the gold-rush age as you relax, play or just enjoy your stay at Billy Barker Casino resort.