Photo: Casey Bennett
Colourful Cariboo COMMUNITY
Whether it’s the movie theatre or the VR lounge for teenagers, the recreation complex or the curling rink for sports enthusiasts, or the arts centre for the culture vultures, there’s lots to see and do in Downtown Williams Lake. We also have plenty of green spaces, playgrounds, public picnic areas, and over 300 days of sunlight each year for those looking for a dose of Vitamin D.
Built by the Pacific Great Eastern Railway in late 1919, the Station House, is Williams Lake’s oldest building and has always served as a centre of activity for the community. Over the years it has been a meeting place for civic, schooI boards and other groups. In the 60’s and 70’s the building fell into a state of disrepair, a bit of an eyesore in fact. A group of concerned citizens formed a Society to preserve it and that group, seeing the need for a cultural centre formally became the Station House Studio & Gallery Society in 1981. Since that time it has again become a place to see old friends and enjoy conversations about the town’s goings on.
The building still has its original wood floors, passenger waiting room bench and blueprints are proudly displayed in the stairwell to the upper gallery.
In 2019 the Station House celebrates 100 years of serving the community.
Kiwanis Park is truly a park for the young (and young at heart)!
Located in the heart of downtown and adjacent to the Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex, the park contains a Little League ball field, tennis courts, a state of the art spray park, swings, slides, adventure play structure, washroom, picnic facilities and gazebo.
The Potato House Project is a community initiative to celebrate one of the last standing downtown heritage houses of Williams Lake.
Purchased in May 2011, the Potato House is now held by the “Potato House Sustainable Community Society” – a not for profit organization.
Our purposes are to carry out activities that inspire self-sufficiency and a smaller ecological footprint and to operate a high-profile drop-in centre and garden space for the educational benefit of citizens.
The Stampede Park is home to the world famous Williams Lake Stampede.
A focal point of the community, the Stampede Park contains the rodeo grounds and grandstand, an indoor riding arena, equestrian race track, cattle penning arena and stables.
Come check out our amazing new facility complete with Leisure Pool, Lap Pool, Slide, Lazy River, Car Wash, Climbing Wall, Teacup, Dry Sauna, Steam Room, and our brand new Fitness Centre.
We have a number of aquatic programs including but not limited to Swimming Lessons, Aquafit, Float Fit (yoga on floating mats int he pool!), Family Swims, Lane Swimming, Tot Swims, Adaptive Swims, Maters Swim, Everyone Welcome Swim, and Fun Days in the Pool.
The Gibraltar Room is a multi-purpose room located in the Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex. This room, frequently rented for weddings, conferences, meeting, films, concerts and lectures, can be set up theatre or banquet style and is available for rent.
The Cariboo Regional District Library is an integrated public library system that currently provides library services to residents of the regional district through fifteen branch libraries.
We have Bowling Leagues for all ages,
bowling birthday parties,
friends and family bowling,
groups and fundraising events,
and our ever popular “Cosmic Bowling”