Explore Magazine has rated Williams Lake as B.C.’s Best Adventure Town. (Monica Lamb-Yorski file photo of the Fraser River view from the end of the River Valley trail).

Explore magazine pegs Williams Lake best B.C. adventure town

‘It’s not where you think,’ writes magazine author Andrew Findlay

A Williams Lake woman said she was so pleased when she received her latest subscription to Explore Magazine and saw the “Puddle” has been made a top adventure destination.

“It came in the mail Thursday and I saw on the cover one of the articles was ‘Best Adventure Town (It’s not where you think),’ and I wondered where it was,” Angie Johnson told the Tribune Sunday. “When I read the headline ‘Welcome to the Puddle,’ I thought ‘this is so cool.’”

She read through the article, written by Andrew Findlay, and deduced that she would go into Red Shred’s Bike and Board Shop to ask where some of the areas featured in the article are.

“I think the writer must have followed Mark Savard around,” she added.

Glad to see Williams Lake getting the positive push, Johnson said she and her husband Eric Johnson, who grew up in McLeese Lake and attended school in the lakecity, know how great it is.

They moved here in 2007 and for a long time she has been telling people every chance she gets what she loves about the area.

“I don’t think we get promoted enough,” she added.

In the article Findlay suggests, “forget hipster craft beer scenes and kombucha bars – Williams Lake, British Columbia, is gritty, real and rife with outdoor adventure,” but says there is an application before city council for a microbrewery at the time of writing the article.

That microbrewery did receive approval and is now just waiting for the final stamp to go ahead from the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure.

Johnson stayed home and raised children and then returned to school at almost 40 years of age to become an education assistant and now works at Marie Sharpe Elementary school.

Eric works at Gibraltar Mines.

“I was always buying the magazine, but it was Eric’s idea to buy me the subscription for my birthday in January.”

news@wltribune.com

Just Posted

Performances in the Park 2020 applications open until March 3

Indigenous and cultural performers, musicians, spoken word, dance, theatre are all welcome.

Lakecity Secondary drama students prepare two Christmas one-acts

The culmination of the drama program, these productions are the result of months of work

RANCH MUSINGS: Dealing with food price increases

Increases in the cost of food in the year to come will cost the average Canadian family $487

Earth Friendly Holiday event a popular affair this year

A hundred intrepid crafters of all ages came together at the Central Cariboo Arts and Culture Centre

PHOTOS: WLST prepares farcical Roman musical for January

A comedic musical romp entitled A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum is coming soon

VIDEO: Success of wildlife corridors in Banff National Park has advocates wanting more

Demand for more highway protection escalated after seven elk were killed by a semi-trailer near Canmore

Sharks beat Canucks 4-2 to snap 6-game skid

Vancouver visits Vegas on Sunday

Fans sing Canadian anthem after sound system breaks at BMW IBSF World Cup

The Canadians in attendance made sure their team and flag were honoured on the podium

VIDEO: Fire destroys Big White Ski Resort chalet

Social media eulogies peg the property, nicknamed “The Pharamacy,” as both loved and hated

Prince George RCMP use bait packages to catch porch pirates over the holidays

First-in-Canada program with Amazon looks to combat parcel theft

Nanaimo mechanical engineer creates thief tracking program

Nanaimo Thief Tracking lets users plot and share information about thefts online

Mayor wants B.C. to institutionalize severely mental ill people who are homeless

Those suffering from mental health conditions, such as schizophrenia, need specialized care, mayor says

Five things of note from Trudeau’s mandate letters to his ministers

Some marching orders come from the Liberal Party’s campaign, while others are new additions

Most Read