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Williams Lake, BC


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Williams Lake, is a city located on Hwy #97 in the Central Interior of British Columbia, Canada. Located in the central part of a region known as the Cariboo, it is the largest urban centre between Kamloops and Prince George, with a population of 10,744.

Williams Lake is located 25 km (16 mi) north of 150 Mile House on Hwy 97. 540 km (348 mi) north of Vancouver. 238 km (148 mi) south of Prince George. The major north-south route is Highway 97.


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Anahim Lake Resort: We offer rustic simplicity, down-home service & excellent fly-in and guided fishing. Relax in a cozy cabin or RV and lakeshore campsites. There’s boat and motor rentals, trail riding, flight seeing, hiking, & even winding surfing -- or just relax and watch t... more
Bear Camp at Chilko Lake: Chilko Lake is a jewel set amongst the breath-taking Coast Mountain Range and Tsylos Provincial Park. We offer many outdoor / indoor / multi-sport adventures, and a luxurious stay in this truly healing blend of wilderness and comfort. more
Big Creek Lodge: Live your dream of untouched nature and pure wilderness at our 4 Star Lodge & Guest Ranch in the Chilcotin - one of the province's most remote areas. Take part in hiking, photo safaris, fishing, horseback riding, gold-panning, snowmobiling, and cross-country ... more
British Columbia Guest Ranchers' Association: Our guest ranch membership offers a variety of ranch holidays. Some are working ranches, others remote lodges in pristine back country areas and some are luxury resorts. You're sure to find something to fit your taste with the help of our assocation. more
Crooked Lake Resort: This is a private & secluded wilderness location, where the peace & silence is broken only by the loon’s mournful cry or a lone wolfs soulful howl. Escape to enjoy back-country recreation - or seclusion & solitude. Be our guest for a relaxing stay you'll reme... more
Eagle's Nest Resort: Beauty and comfort in the wilderness. Elegant suites or cozy log cabins. Lakeside dining room, breathtaking views, hiking and birdwatching, and the natural splendor of the area. more
Elysia Resort: Our full service getaway destination on Quesnel Lake offers fishing for Rainbow Trout, romantic getaways, great dining, and vacation packages in lakeview rental cabins & guest rooms. You'll be warmly greeted at our small, friendly and secluded piece of paradi... more
Escott Bay Resort: The adventure starts with fishing, hiking, horseback trail riding, pack trips and hunting – and with the snow comes x-country skiing & snowmobiling. Located between Tweedsmuir and Itcha Ilgachuz Parks, we offer fully serviced cabins and camping facilities. more
Northern Lights Lodge: Join us for dry fly fishing on world-class rivers & Quesnel Lake, for the largest most aggressive strain of rainbow trout on the planet. You’ll experience wild native trout and river fishing at its best. We’re located on Quesnel Lake, the deepest freshwater f... more
Pacific Coastal Airlines: Enjoy scheduled service from Vancouver's South Terminal to Anahim Lake, Bella Bella, Bella Coola, Campbell River, Comox, Cranbrook, Kamloops, Klemtu, Masset, Port Hardy (float & amphibious aircraft to coastal communities), Powell River, Trail, Victoria, & Will... more
Rainbow Waters Fly Fishing Adventures: Rainbow Waters Fly Fishing Adventures offers guided fly fishing in the pristine wilderness of the Cariboo Mountains of British Columbia. From diverse stillwaters to Sockeye salmon creeks and rivers, the exceptionally beautiful and unique Quesnel Lake ecosystem... more
ROAM (Rivers Oceans and Mountains): Experience the most unique vacations with whitewater rafting, sea kayaking, whale watching, heli-hiking and multi-sport activities. We offer unprecedented access to pristine wilderness environments and places no other adventure companies dare to venture. more
Tourism Williams Lake: Official website of the Williams Lake Visitor Centre, located in the Tourism Discovery Centre. Here you will discover your next unforgettable vacation in the Williams Lake area of BC's Cariboo Country. more
Williams Lake & District Chamber of Commerce: This is the perfect year round playground and in the centre of it all is the City of Williams Lake. Enjoy a dream vacation with the help of the WL and District Chamber of Commerce. The informed and friendly staff is well versed on Williams Lake and area. more
Williams Lake PowderKings Snowmobile Club: Snowmobiling, heights, magnificent views and trails abounding - Yanks Peak offers 80 kms (50 mi) of marked trails. The 1908 metre (6,300 ft) mountain provides challenges for intermediate or better sledders. The Williams Lake PowderKings Snowmobile Club has a s... more
Williams Lake Stampede Association: During the July 1st weekend take in the world famous Williams Lake Stampede -- it's exciting Canadian Professional Rodeo Association action with Bull Riding, Steer Wrestling, Bareback Riding, the Pony Express Mountain Race, Ladies Barrel Racing and more. Don'... more
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Situated on the shores of Williams Lake, the community is the junction between Cariboo Hwy #97 and the westbound Chilcotin Hwy #20. Highway 20 travels three hundred miles west from Williams Lake, through BC's 'last frontier', the sprawling ranch land and forests of the Chilcotin, then makes a breathtaking descent to the Bella Coola Valley and the Pacific Ocean.

A few miles south of Williams Lake is 150 Mile House, the turnoff to the historic Gold Rush communities of Likely and Horsefly. Follow the original Gold Rush Trail into the foothills of the Cariboo mountians. There you will enjoy some of the regions finest fishing and camping.

Williams Lake hosts the annual Williams Lake Stampede, a professional rodeo and community-wide celebration 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.

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