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Birdwatching at Scout Island
(Picture BC photo)

Williams Lake

Things to Do

Farwell Canyon near Williams Lake (Picture BC photo)

Farwell Canyon near Williams Lake (Picture BC photo)

Williams Lake is centrally located to offer a wide variety of outdoor activities.

And with several lakes and rivers just a quick drive from town, water activities such as fishing, boating, rafting and kayaking/canoeing are all popular here. Hikers and mountain bikers will find plenty to explore along nature trails and in the surrounding forests and hillsides.

Winter Activities

For five months of the year, the snow covers the countryside in deep powder, inviting all to strap on snowshoes or cross-country skis, or to load up the snowmobile for some breathtaking scenic touring on local backcountry roads and trails. Bull Mountain, located north of Williams Lake, offers dozens of kilometers/miles of groomed trails, including a portion that is lit for night skiing.

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