The beautiful lake of Williams Lake is the hub for many recreational activities and a haven for natural wildlife.

Williams Lake is also the hub for forestry, mining and transportation in the central Cariboo region of British Columbia.

The City hosts the annual Williams Lake Stampede, which takes place over the Canada Day long weekend. It is also the home town of Rick Hansen, the Canadian paraplegic athlete and activist for people with spinal cord injuries, who became famous during his fundraising Man in Motion world tour.

Discover for yourself why the locals choose to live, work and play here.

  1. About Williams Lake

    Historical information about Williams Lake

  2. Air Quality in Williams Lake

    Air quality evaluations, health index, advisories, forecasts, and more!

  3. Arts & Culture

    The Central Cariboo Arts & Culture Society, a BC registered non-profit society, operates the Arts Centre for meetings and events for the Central Cariboo Arts and Cultural organizations and members of the community, offers a grants program to distribute project grants to groups and societies in the Central Cariboo, as well as offers assistance with respect to arts and culture matters (funding, projects, etc.).

  4. Cemetery & Burials

  5. Community Directory

  6. Council Meeting Schedule

    View scheduled Council meeting dates.

  7. Cultural Heritage

  8. Education

    Information and resources for Williams Lake based educational institutions.

  9. Emergency Preparedness

    Even though emergency response teams such as fire fighters, police and paramedics will always be there to help, disaster preparedness remains an individual responsibility.

  10. Financial Online Services

    Learn how to claim your Home Owner Grant online, access account balances for your property taxes, and view your water / sewer utilities billings.

  11. Flight Planning & Pilot Information

    The Williams Lake Flight Service Station (FFS) is open 24 hours per day, 365 days a year, operated by Nav Canada.

  12. Garbage Collection

    Find the collection schedule, transfer station information, service levels and change requests, and information on recycling.

  13. Green Fleet Strategy

    Keeping the city fleet environmentally friendly while being economically savvy.

  14. Health Care Services

  15. Imagine Our Future

    Imagine Our Future is driven by the idea of engaging citizens to develop a long term vision of a sustainable Williams Lake to provide strategic guidance to leaders in the community.

  16. Local Foods

    Support local farmers who grow in environmentally responsible ways to bring you healthy foods all year long.

  17. Lost & Found Animals

    Information on SPCA and frequently asked questions with regards to lost pets.

  18. Maps

    All available maps

  19. Museum of the Cariboo Chilcotin

  20. New to BC & Williams Lake

    Links to information helpful to people new to the Country, Province and City of Williams Lake.

  21. Parks & Trails

  22. Recreation Services

    Find ways to stay active in Williams Lake.

  23. Retirement Living

    Why Williams Lake is a great place to retire, how to set up housing, and what you can do when you retire in the community.

  24. Sam Ketcham Pool Project

    Information about the referendum to be held on Nov. 15, 2014 to borrow up to $10 million for major upgrades to the Sam Ketcham Pool.

  25. Snow & Ice Control

    Council has approved a new Snow and Ice Control Policy to clearly define the objectives and standards by which snow removal is to be undertaken in the city.

  26. Street Sweeping

  27. Transit System

    Information on Williams Lake transit services and other communities to include, fares, routes, and more.

  28. Weather

    Current local weather and forecast

  29. Williams Lake Early Years Centre

    Guide to events and services for kids under 6 in Williams Lake.