Quesnel Forks
Feature Type:Locality - A named place or area, generally with a scattered population of 50 or less.
Status: Official
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: Junction of Quesnel and Cariboo Rivers, Cariboo Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 52°39'59"N, 121°40'04"W at the approximate population centre of this feature.
Datum: WGS84
NTS Map: 93A/12
Origin Notes and History:

Decision on 93A/12 on OBF 1488. For origin, see Quesnel (city).

Source: Canadian Geographical Names Database, Ottawa

Established in 1859, Quesnel Forks was the gateway to the rich Cariboo gold fields. The Royal Engineers laid out the townsite in 1861, but the Cariboo Waggon Road bypassed "Forks City" and it was quickly displaced by Barkerville.

Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office