You’re Going to Love Living in Williams Lake

Roaring rivers, open plains, and rolling hills surround Williams Lake, as the heart of the Cariboo. Travel just a short distance from town and find yourself hiking through alpine meadows, casting for fish in abundant lakes, or watching herds of wild horses. Or wild sheep. Or maybe wild flowers are your thing. Even grizzly bears and American white pelicans call this place home, and we think you should too.

If you’re coming from a larger centre you might marvel at how your once 50 minute commute to work is now 4 minutes, how you can have a mortgage for less than you were paying for rent, or how famously friendly the locals are as they look you in the eyes and welcome you to town.

Do you like mountain biking? With over 200 kilometres of single-track trails within city limits and the largest bike park in the interior, Williams Lake is known affectionately as the Shangri-La of mountain biking. Our downtown is emerging as a hip, yet laidback, neighbourhood with lively cafés, eclectic shops, and spirited community events.

You don’t have to look far to find our Colourful Cariboo Culture. This community is for the young and the young-at-heart and features good schools, comprehensive medical services, and safe neighbourhoods. With affordable living and a perfect balance of work, life, and recreation you may wonder what took you so long to get here.