coast fraser inn

williams lake, british columbia

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Coast Fraser Inn

Local Guide

Things We Love to Do in Williams Lake

We don’t just work here, we live and play here, too. These are some of our favourite spots you won’t want to miss while you’re in town. We’ve highlighted a few well-known attractions as well as a couple of local gems you may not have heard about, but we think are well worth a visit. Need more hints about where to go and what to do? Just ask! We’d love to give you the inside scoop.

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Museum of the Cariboo Chilcotin

The only museum of its kind in BC, this museum is dedicated to the rich heritage of ranging and rodeo. Home to the Cowboy Hall of Fame!

Chances Casino & Signal Point Fine Dining Restaurant

Try your luck with bingo and over 100 slot machines. When you’re ready for a break, enjoy some top-notch fare.

Boitanio Park

Just minutes from the hotel, this beautiful 17-hectare park showcases manicured lawns, gardens, open grasslands and natural fir forests. Take a stroll through the weekly Farmer’s Market or listen to live music on Thursday nights in summer.

Scout Island Nature Centre

Experience an incredible diversity of wildlife at this gorgeous, protected sanctuary.

Williams Lake Stampede

This world-famous rodeo held every July 1st long weekend brings cowboys and cowgirls from all around. You’ll get your fill of bull riding, ladies barrel racing, bronco riding, steer wrestling, tie-down roping and more. Other seasonal events to check out: the Williams Lake Indoor Raodeo every April and the Fall Harvest Fair.

Williams Lake River Valley Trail

A beautiful, well-maintained, 12-kilometer trail for walkers, runners, and bikers. Appreciate its diverse vegetation and wildlife.