The Cariboo Region is situated in an area of the province that boasts 4,500 fishing lakes within an hour drive of the City. Wildlife such as moose and deer abound, as well as numerous bird species including swans, pelicans, cranes and blue heron. All of this combined with the surrounding pristine countryside and areas of untouched wilderness makes Williams Lake a great place to LIVE, WORK and PLAY.
Scout Island and Scout Island Nature Centre is situated on the lake. Here you will find an arboretum, walking tails, wildlife viewing, outdoor interpretive signs, natural history displays, nature bookstore and library and interpretive programs from May to September.
Boitanio Park provides beautiful trails through rose gardens and natural fir forests.
The Williams Lake River Valley Trail extending from Williams Lake to the mighty Fraser River meanders with the river through forest and grassland beneath the magnificent cliffs and vistas of the valley walls. Hike, cycle, ride or ski this dynamic trail, either in part or along its entire length.
Bull Mountain Trails is just 20 km (12.5 miles) north of the City offers 39 km of groomed trails and 3.5 km of lit trails for evening skiing.
Tennis and Golf Williams Lake Golf and Tennis Club provides a full service golf shop, restaurant and lounge, tennis courts, power cart & equipment rentals, driving range, lesson programs and RV parking.
Entertainment Williams Lake Stampede is the second biggest rodeo in Canada and takes place the July long weekend.
Williams Lake Seniors Village is a buzz of activity with daily events including bingo, Tai Chi, choir, painting, cribbage, dance and exercise classes and much, much more. For more information contact Nancy Giesbrecht at 250.305.3318 or email.