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Discover Williams Lake, BC

Discover Williams Lake, BC

Explore this year-round haven for outdoor enthusiasts

  • Apr 30, 2020
Wonderland Bridge near Quesnel. The Quesnel area offers more than 100 trails to explore – everything from technical singletrack to pump tracks. Bonnie Grenon photo

Singletrack or cross-country, your 2-wheel Cariboo adventure starts here

With hundreds of trails to explore, discover this must-visit mountain bike destination

  • May 16, 2022
A community of 1,396, Galiano Island saw an estimated 80,200 visitors in 2007 (John McKinley file)

Galiano Island’s ecological footprint swells from tourism: study

Community’s footprint ‘much larger’ than other B.C. locales

A community of 1,396, Galiano Island saw an estimated 80,200 visitors in 2007 (John McKinley file)
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
A rare American badger with young kits is living on a lot in a Williams Lake neighbourhood. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

UPDATE: Endangered American badger raising kits in Williams Lake

Rare animal delights residents as young begin to emerge from the den

A rare American badger with young kits is living on a lot in a Williams Lake neighbourhood. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
The view of Tatlayoko Lake in the West Chilcotin, May 2021, is one of 100s of beautiful places one can visit in the Cariboo Chilcotin Coast. Monica Lamb-Yorski photo / Williams Lake Tribune
The view of Tatlayoko Lake in the West Chilcotin, May 2021, is one of 100s of beautiful places one can visit in the Cariboo Chilcotin Coast. Monica Lamb-Yorski photo / Williams Lake Tribune
Karen Sepkowski drives her team of horses, Hope and Grace, through freshly fallen snow recently as she and her husband Kim prepare to give sleigh rides this season. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Horse drawn sleigh rides a time-honoured Cariboo Christmas tradition

Karen and Kim Sepkowski say many clients have become friends

Karen Sepkowski drives her team of horses, Hope and Grace, through freshly fallen snow recently as she and her husband Kim prepare to give sleigh rides this season. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
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.
Libby Abbot helps a younger version of herself in the Station House mural with a pail of paint, while an image of Vivien Cowan stands on the station platform. Ruth Lloyd Photo - Williams Lake Tribune

Williams Lake mural brings the past to life … and solves a modern problem

What does an art gallery do when they have a storage problem…

Libby Abbot helps a younger version of herself in the Station House mural with a pail of paint, while an image of Vivien Cowan stands on the station platform. Ruth Lloyd Photo - Williams Lake Tribune
Mt. Timothy Recreation Resort is looking forward to an ready for the potential early start season. Angie Mindus photo / Williams Lake Tribune

Mount Timothy prepares for an early season

The season is slated to begin in mid-December, weather permitting

Mt. Timothy Recreation Resort is looking forward to an ready for the potential early start season. Angie Mindus photo / Williams Lake Tribune
Prince George, the largest city in Northern BC, is home to Crossroads Brewing & Distillery (above) and Trench Brewing & Distilling, and there’s even a third brewery in the works.

Explore an epic craft beer community in BC’s majestic north

When it comes to voting for the BC Ale Trail’s Best Brewery…

Prince George, the largest city in Northern BC, is home to Crossroads Brewing & Distillery (above) and Trench Brewing & Distilling, and there’s even a third brewery in the works.
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.
Sport fisherman hunting predator fish. Outdoor fishing in river during sunrise. Hunting and hobby sport.

Head outdoors this summer with Outdoors West!

New magazine shares the how-to and where-to of exploring Western Canada’s great outdoors

Sport fisherman hunting predator fish. Outdoor fishing in river during sunrise. Hunting and hobby sport.
Last year, Port Alberni’s Twin City Brewing earned the BC Ale Trail’s Best Brewery Experience award for the quality of its beer and food as well as the way it adapted to the pandemic.

Which BC brewery do you think offers the best overall experience?

Voting is underway for the BC Ale Trail’s Best Brewery Experience award

Last year, Port Alberni’s Twin City Brewing earned the BC Ale Trail’s Best Brewery Experience award for the quality of its beer and food as well as the way it adapted to the pandemic.
A humpback spotted just off Cortes Island breaches. This humpback breached several times, as it played by itself for nearly half an hour. Photo by Terry Farrell
A humpback spotted just off Cortes Island breaches. This humpback breached several times, as it played by itself for nearly half an hour. Photo by Terry Farrell
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Photo Contest: How will you Capture Summer?

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The view from Mount Waddington, and the surrounding Coastal Mountains, is proposed to be the site of a unique heli biking destination proposed by Squamish, B.C.-based Joyride Bike Parks Inc. (Paddy Kaye photo)

Heli biking tour operation proposed for Tatla Lake area

The tenure is for an extensive use licence for a 30-year term

The view from Mount Waddington, and the surrounding Coastal Mountains, is proposed to be the site of a unique heli biking destination proposed by Squamish, B.C.-based Joyride Bike Parks Inc. (Paddy Kaye photo)