Location: Junction of Highways 97 and 20; 234 km south of Prince George and 120 km south of Quesnel. Population: 11,000; Area Population: 30,000. Visitor Information: Williams Lake Visitor Centre, 1660 South Broadway, Williams Lake BC V2G 2W4; Phone: (250) 392-5025 or (877) 967-5253; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; Website: www.tourismwilliamslake.com
Gateway to the Chilcotin in the Heart of the Cariboo, the breathtakingly beautiful Williams Lake area enjoys four distinct seasons and a relatively mild climate, providing for a host of recreational opportunities, including golf, bird watching at one of the sanctuaries, cross-country and downhill skiing, world class scenic tours and cycling on competitive trails. There are numerous recreational parks and lakes in the vicinity.
Arts and culture are booming in the Lake City with live theatre performances, antique shops, Art Walk Festival, Xat’sull Heritage Village and fine dining experiences. Take advantage of the Mill Tours offered through the Visitor Info Centre and see how the forestry industry plays a key role in British Columbia’s economy. Experience the living history of BC’s original cowtown with ranching and rodeo history and the official BC Cowboy Hall of Fame at the Museum of the Cariboo Chilcotin. The city offers a taste of the "The True West" at the world famous Williams Lake Stampede, with entertainment for the whole family on the July 1st Canada Day weekend.