Outdoors and Recreation

Students learn about tadpoles in a lesson taught by a Williams Lake Secondary School student interested in becoming an educator. (Photo submitted)

Future educators lead lessons in the Williams Lake area outdoors

Enviro Club members interested in becoming teachers led some lessons for younger students

  • Jul 21, 2022

 

Explore local Indigenous history and culture at the award-winning Xatśūll Heritage Village, north of Williams Lake. Arkitek Creative photo

Ready for a roadtrip? It’s time to explore the Cariboo!

Whether you have a few days or a few weeks, B.C.’s Cariboo…

 

One day after celebrating a very warm Canada Day in Trail on Friday, Brenda Haley and her hiking pals set out on a trek through the snow to take in the majestic views of Kootenay Glacier Provincial Park. Photos: Brenda Haley

Got snow? Summertime in the Kootenays sure does

PHOTOS: Kokanee Glacier Provincial Park is one of the oldest major parks in the provincial system

 

Mark Gill, centre right, the Wild and Immersive Education Program Supervisor, goes over the map Nature K students pieced together after following clues to who stole their graduation present. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Nature K graduates foil Bigfoot plot at Wild and Immersive in Williams Lake

Students solve clues to recover their stolen graduation present

Mark Gill, centre right, the Wild and Immersive Education Program Supervisor, goes over the map Nature K students pieced together after following clues to who stole their graduation present. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Mark Pavesic reels in a small mouth bass from Elk Lake, near Victoria, BC. Kelsey Pavesic photo

Let Outdoors West be your guide to the great outdoors this summer!

Magazine shares the how-to and where-to of exploring Western Canada’s natural spaces

Mark Pavesic reels in a small mouth bass from Elk Lake, near Victoria, BC. Kelsey Pavesic photo
Tyler Baba, in back, was riding with his son Kisho, on right, and friend Caleb Paquette during the grand opening of the Loose Moose. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Mountain bike trail grand opening event draws a crowd to Williams Lake

Loose Moose trail event by WLCC attracts over 200 mountain bikers of all ages and abilities

Tyler Baba, in back, was riding with his son Kisho, on right, and friend Caleb Paquette during the grand opening of the Loose Moose. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Adrian Kries, on left, and Esther Kries enjoyed participating in a Cariboo Chilcotin Orienteering club event held on May 25 at the Alex Fraser Research Forest. (Bryant Race photo)

Cariboo Chilcotin Orienteering club event orients newcomers to sport

Event introduces participants to sport of orienteering at Alex Fraser Research Forest

  • Jun 10, 2022
Adrian Kries, on left, and Esther Kries enjoyed participating in a Cariboo Chilcotin Orienteering club event held on May 25 at the Alex Fraser Research Forest. (Bryant Race photo)
Tim Sangha, a member of the Nanaimo-based business partnership that has owned the Scarlet Ibis Pub and Restaurant since November 2020, presents a carving by woodcarver Rick Rotar of the Ibis business logo to Patricia Gwynne who owned and operated the Island’s most remote pub for more than 40 years. (Scarlet Ibis image)

New business partners breathe new life into Vancouver Island’s most remote pub

Scarlet Ibis Pub and Restaurant in Holberg is edge of civilization for wilderness adventurers

Tim Sangha, a member of the Nanaimo-based business partnership that has owned the Scarlet Ibis Pub and Restaurant since November 2020, presents a carving by woodcarver Rick Rotar of the Ibis business logo to Patricia Gwynne who owned and operated the Island’s most remote pub for more than 40 years. (Scarlet Ibis image)
The city of Williams Lake has launched a survey seeking public feedback toward a waterfront enhancement project. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

City of Williams Lake eyes South Lakeside for waterfront project, seeks public input

Boat launch, floating dock could be amenities at a waterfront plaza, historic beach site

The city of Williams Lake has launched a survey seeking public feedback toward a waterfront enhancement project. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Steffi Fischer was out enjoying some sunshine and calm water on Williams Lake on May 1, 2022. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Whassup Williams Lake? SUP!

A sunshine stand up paddleboard on Williams Lake made for a peaceful paddle

  • May 7, 2022
Steffi Fischer was out enjoying some sunshine and calm water on Williams Lake on May 1, 2022. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
The Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex will be hosting a rail jam at the snow park in Boitanio Park Sunday, Feb. 20 as part of the city of Williams Lake’s Family Day weekend celebrations. Here Ryan Rife enjoys the park recently. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

City trucking in snow for Family Day weekend celebration in Williams Lake

Fireworks have been cancelled due to icy conditions at Stampede Grounds

The Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex will be hosting a rail jam at the snow park in Boitanio Park Sunday, Feb. 20 as part of the city of Williams Lake’s Family Day weekend celebrations. Here Ryan Rife enjoys the park recently. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Scout Island trails are getting renovated to withstand future climate changes. (Angie Mindus photo)

Scout Island flood-damaged trails slated for new boardwalks

The Williams Lake Field Naturalists have been fundraising for the improvements

Scout Island trails are getting renovated to withstand future climate changes. (Angie Mindus photo)
Fernie local Dave Richards with his latest carving creation - an ice bear carved from ice from Crowsnest Pass Lake. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)

(Ice) bear spotted in Fernie

Local wood carver in training Dave Richards is the artist behind the ice sculpture

Fernie local Dave Richards with his latest carving creation - an ice bear carved from ice from Crowsnest Pass Lake. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)
Biking the trails in Revelsotke. (Liam Harrap/Revelstoke Review)

Outdoor group urges B.C. government to expand budget for recreation

Recreation Sites and Trails BC manages recreation resources on public lands

Biking the trails in Revelsotke. (Liam Harrap/Revelstoke Review)
From hunting and ice fishing to snowshoeing and hiking, this new must-read guide from Black Press Media and WestCoastTraveller.com will inspire plenty of winter pursuits.

Enjoy the great outdoors this winter with Outdoors West!

Magazine shares the how-to and where-to of exploring Western Canada’s natural spaces

From hunting and ice fishing to snowshoeing and hiking, this new must-read guide from Black Press Media and WestCoastTraveller.com will inspire plenty of winter pursuits.
Bryant Race, education intern for UBC’s Alex Fraser Research Forest, is developing programs for youth and said so far, the setting, which includes a couple of resident sheep. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

A fresh take on forestry education in the Williams Lake area

UBC Alex Fraser Research Forest to get Wild & Immersive

Bryant Race, education intern for UBC’s Alex Fraser Research Forest, is developing programs for youth and said so far, the setting, which includes a couple of resident sheep. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Runners and walkers warmup outside the Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex for a previous city’s Harvest Walk/Run. (Angie Mindus photos)

Williams Lake harvest run, walk and bike set for Sunday, Oct. 17

Pre-registration is not required, the event is free

  • Oct 16, 2021
Runners and walkers warmup outside the Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex for a previous city’s Harvest Walk/Run. (Angie Mindus photos)
(Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Olde Smokey: Chilcotin Rangers Cowboy Action Shoot a success

Williams Lake Chilcotin Range Riders host the fun event every summer

(Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
North Shore Rescue quickly deployed rescue teams and Talon Helicopters thanks to the preparation of an overdue camper. (NSR photo)

B.C. search and rescue team commends ‘excellent’ preparation of overdue camper

North Shore Rescue says good planning from the camper greatly aided rescue efforts

North Shore Rescue quickly deployed rescue teams and Talon Helicopters thanks to the preparation of an overdue camper. (NSR photo)
Proceeds from the B.C. Wildlife Federation’s second annual online auction will support conservation initiatives around the province. BCWF photo.

Online gift, gear and getaway auction boosts BC fish and wildlife conservation

B.C. Wildlife Federation online auction supports conservation projects across the province

Proceeds from the B.C. Wildlife Federation’s second annual online auction will support conservation initiatives around the province. BCWF photo.