Williams Lake was named after Secwepemc (shi-HUEP-muh-k) Chief William. He was a well known chief from the area.
Williams Lake is a major crossroad in the Caribbo Chilcotin area since the turn of the 20th century. It is located at the junction of Highways 95 and 20.
It has always been a meeting place for the Secwepemc First Nation.
It has a population of 11,200 residents within the city limits. Greater Williams Lake consists of approximately 30,000 people.
It’s biggest western celebration is the Williams Lake Stampede during the Canada Day long weekend.
Williams Lake has a lot to offer from mountain biking, wildlife viewing, beaches, a very quaint downtown area with very unique shops. Stroll into one of the many art galleries featuring local art and First Nations gifts. Dine at many of the wonderful restaurant.
If you feel like a game of golf, book a tee time at one of its three golf courses, Sunset Meadows Golf Course, Coyote Rock Golf Course and Development and Williams Lake Golf and Tennis Club.
Maybe you feel like going back in history. Visit the Cowboy Hall of Fame. Feel like a long walk? Try the popular River Valley Trail, spanning 12 km/7.5 mi. from downtown to the Fraser River.
Sandman Hotel & Suites
An ideal pick for those who seek, relaxation, a business stopover or simply a great vacation stay!
Drummond Lodge Motel
Located within easy walking distance to downtown Williams Lake. Drummond Lodge Motel is a perfect location for visiting families and travelling professionals!
Ramada Williams Lake
is the only full service hotel in the area. It is located steps from downtown for shopping, restaurants, and activities!