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Williams Lake

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Williams Lake is a small town in the Cariboo region of British Columbia, Canada. With many lakes and ranches in the surrounding areas, it offers many possibilities to visitors. It is also the gateway to the Central Coast of British Columbia.

Get in[edit]

By car[edit]

Highway 97 passes through Williams Lake from Quesnel to Cache Creek

By bus[edit]

Greyhound makes a stop at Williams Lake on the way from Prince George to Cache Creek.

By plane[edit]

There are daily flights to Vancouver.

Get around[edit]



The world famous Williams Lake Stampede takes place on the Canada Day (July 1) weekend and attracts top professional cowboys from across Canada and the United States.



  • 1 The Gecko Tree Cafe, 54 Mackenzie Ave N, +1 250 398-8983. Specializes in vegetarian and local fresh grown food.


Williams Lake being a small town doesn't have a great nightlife but on the weekend the drinking establishments do pick up. Best plan is to start at Oliver Street Bar and Grill and then move on to the Overlander pub for dancing after 9pm. Looking for a more laid back environment? Oliver Street has more of a sports bar atmosphere. While those looking for a casual evening out could try The Point located above Chances Casino or The Laughing Loon which was featured on HGTV's Timber Kings.

  • 1 Oliver Street Bar and Grill, 23 Oliver St, +1 250 392-5911. An excellent place to eat and drink. The food is really good with a varied menu and the service is excellent.
  • 2 The Overlander Pub, 1118 Lakeview Cres, +1 250 392-3321. A hub of activity on the weekend with great food and nightly specials don't miss Wednesday wing night either.



Go next[edit]

Routes through Williams Lake
Prince GeorgeQuesnel  N BC-97.svg S  100 Mile HouseKamloops

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