Williams Lake, British Columbia, Canada is home to the famous Williams Lake Stampede. Williams Lake is located on Highway 97, 540 km (338 mi.) Northeast of Vancouver. Train and bus access are available, with a commercial airport situated 13 km (8 mi.) north of the city.Set in the heart of the Frontier, amid lakes and rolling ranchland, Williams Lake has been the focal point and service centre for ... read more
Williams Lake, British Columbia, Canada is home to the famous Williams Lake Stampede. Williams Lake is located on Highway 97, 540 km (338 mi.) Northeast of Vancouver. Train and bus access are available, with a commercial airport situated 13 km (8 mi.) north of the city.Set in the heart of the Frontier, amid lakes and rolling ranchland, Williams Lake has been the focal point and service centre for the ranches of the Cariboo and Chilcotin regions since the turn of the century.This former "cowtown" has grown into a vibrant city that offers a comfortable blend of urban living and easy going western charm perfect home away from home at one of our vacation rental accommodations. With an area population over 36,000, Williams Lake has managed to maintain its western charm and rustic look while still being the fastest growing city in the region. The town is thought to be named after Chief William, the leader of the Shuswap First Nations Band that lived in the area when fur traders made their first appearance.
Experience the spiritual and cultural magic of the native Xats'ull Heritage Village. This Shuswap heritage village has been occupied for over 4,000 years, and is today inhabited by less than 1,000 people who live nearby the site.
Rent holiday lodging directly from owners of cottages, cabins, homes and condo accommodations in Williams Lake. A few miles south of Williams Lake is 150 Mile House, the turnoff to the historic communities of Likely and Horsefly. Follow the original Gold Rush Trail into the foothills of the Cariboo Mountains. There you will enjoy some of the regions finest fishing and camping moments from your vacation rentals.
Every year, during the July 1st long weekend, British Columbia’s Lake City rolls out the welcome mat for you to enjoy several days of action packed rodeo excitement during the Williams Lake Stampede. These events and many, many more all come together to create a great family fun filled rodeo and community-wide event moments from our condo rentals, cabins, and other vacation rental accommodations.
Situated in the center of this vast region, Williams Lake has earned its nickname "The Hub of the Cariboo". The Cariboo-Chilcotin region boasts a plethora of lakes and rivers, inviting exploration, outdoor adventure and fishing.
River Rafting is big here. The Chilko-Chilcotin-Fraser system is one of the best-known river systems in British Columbia for adventure, thrills and spills. Lava Canyon on the Chilko River is a world-class run with continuous Class IV rapids, and a very high level of risk. Novice kayakers can try the Lower Horsefly River to Quesnel Lake. The more experienced are in for a real adventure, on the Quesnel River from Likely to Quesnel Forks, and the Cariboo River, putting in at Quesnel Forks. There is no limit to the opportunities for canoeing in the area.
Surrounded by the hills of Chilcotin Country, the beautifully maintained course at the Williams Lake Golf Club overlooks the community of Williams Lake, offering scenic views, rolling terrain, and a variety of holes.
Cross-country skiers can head for the 30 kilometers of well maintained trails at the Bull Mountain Trails, 20 km north of Williams Lake, and to the Corner Lake Ski Trail, 7 km southwest of Horsefly.
Downhill skiers and snowboarders are catered for as well, 24 kilometres east of Lac la Hache. The Mt. Timothy Ski Area operates a family ski hill featuring a snowboard park and a seven-minute scenic T-bar ride up the 1,635-metre hill. Wide open wilderness and frozen lakes invite snowmobilers to the area during winter to participate in snowmobile races, or to venture out for the pure adventure of it.
Experience the romance and thrill of Dog Sledding through Cariboo Country, where the heavy and reliable snowfalls provide excellent backcountry trails. Local companies will take you on a short tour, or set you up to mush your own team of enthusiastic and friendly huskies. Stay at one of our condo rentals or other vacation rentals or accommodations for a peaceful vacation for the whole family.
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  • Tranquil, Surrounded by

    Williams Lake: Farmhouse
    3 BDR • 1 Loft • 1 BA • Sleeps 6 • #241201
    180 to 190 CAD/night
    Nestled amid our serene forest and on a quiet lake, our secluded Farmhouse cottage is the perfect nature retreat. Our expansive property backs onto extensive crown land reserve. Beaver Lake is clear and excellent for swimming and has a variety of fresh water fish. Surrounded by nature, you will embrace a state of relaxation, simple pleasures and the Loon calls. Experience the unique climate of the valley, hot summer days, cool nights. Enjoy fishing, hunting, swimming, canoeing and endless wilderness trails for horses, bikes, quads or hikes. A paradise for bird watching with over 80 varieties cataloged by our guests including Bald Eagles. We have unique Falcons and Hawks nesting along the ridge and we are on the migratory path for several species including Swans and Pelicans. Area wildlife includes moose, bear, fox, cougar, otter, weasels, ermine and of course, deer. Try your hand at panning for gold and precious stones at Quesnel Forks. Enjoy getting to know our horses and dwarf goats. The space Our Farmhouse cottage is furnished with fine antiques and comfortable furniture. It has a large fully equipped kitchen with double sink, microwave, stove, fridge and dishwasher. Featured wood cook stove. Guest access Private lake front with boat launch and dock. Three acre fenced farmyard and access to roam the fields and forest. We are always close by as we live on the property year round, but give our guests the privacy to enjoy the serenity. We always enjoy a nice chat whilst doing the farm chores. Other things to note Wifi access is limited to urgent. Expect to retreat from social media. Antique books, book collections and other diverse reading materials provided.
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  • Canadian Log Home on

    Hathaway Lake: Cottage
    2 BDR • 2 BA • Sleeps 8 • #241650
    186 to 500 CAD/night
    When is the last time you could actually see the stars without light pollution or step outside your door and hear the magic of mother nature. This is the only private residence on Hathaway Lake where kokanee abound and nature is at your doorstep. A quaint log cottage with 2 decks and private dock. Only 4.5 hours from the Fraser Valley on paved roads and only 15 minutes from shopping, groceries and restaurants. Local activities (besides all the water and winter sports and fishing) include antiquing, horseback riding, hiking, cycling and so much more. Book your stay today. Stairs carved into the hillside give you access to your own private dock for excellent fishing, swimming, water sports, canoeing or kayaking, or just lazing on shore listening to nature. A canoe and paddles are provided for your enjoyment. You will be required to bring your own Personal Flotation Devises (lifejackets). A flat area to sit and enjoy a small camp fire or sit on the upper deck and enjoy a large fire table to share a snack or drinks by. Both upper and lower decks are partially covered so you can sit out no matter the weather. Bring your ATV's and explore miles of trails in untouched wilderness. In winter it is a wonderland of trails for snowmobiling or cross country skiing. Upstairs of this 3 level home are 2 bedrooms and 1 ensuite. The spacious master bedroom has 1 king size bed (2 single matresses- sleeps 2) while the second bedroom has bunk beds and 1 single bed (sleeps 3) with ensuite. The main floor living area has a pull out couch to double bed (sleeps 2) and the lower floor has an iron single day bed (sleeps 1). The upper deck wraps around 3 sides of the house with 30% under cover. The lower deck faces the lake with stairs to access the fire pit and the lakefront. Parking for 2 vehicles.
  • Cabin in a Breathtaking

    Chaunigan Lake Lodge: Log cabin
    2 BDR • 1 BA • Sleeps 4 • #258081
    295 to 394 CAD/night
    LIKE NO RESORT YOU'VE EXPERIENCED <b>We offer 3 day (Friday- Sun), 4 day (Monday to Thursday), and 7 day bookings. One week or longer bookings have flexible arrival and departures dates. Contact us for quotes on booking greater than 1 week.</b> Chaunigan is a waterfront wilderness lodge located on a warm sunny south facing plateau tucked into the lee edge of North America’s largest mountain range. Major ice fields just ten miles away turn pink and orange as the sun sets. Enjoy the experience of staying in a beautifully appointed off grid hand-crafted log cabin with all the conveniences of home. The logs walls of your cabin are lodge-pole pine harvested on the property. The cabins are bright and cozy inside because the of high ceilings , large windows , and roof skylights. Enjoy our stunning mountain scenery, wild horses, abundant wildlife, spectacular lake views, great fishing, and great hosts. Your vacation time is precious, choose a setting where lifetime memories are created. Hear the loon’s beautiful tremolo laughing call. The Eagles wing beat as it swoops down and snatches a wild trout from the water. Enjoy the wilderness silence, the scent of wildflowers, and pine forests. Smile as you listen to the deep, soft hoots of the great horned owl outside your cozy log cabin at night. Canoe, boat, fish at our wilderness lakeside resort in BC, hike, spot wildflower and wildlife, and relax below the stars, rediscover the primal glory of the wild. Deluxe Log Cabin with full amenities - wood stove - two bedrooms with double beds - all linens provided - fully equipped kitchen with refrigerator and stove - self-contained bathroom - solar powered electric lights - satellite internet with limited data available near the main lodge Living off the Grid We are way off the grid. We capture the sun’s energy with a large solar array and save the energy in a battery bank. The solar system powers the electric fridge, lights, and small appliances in your cabin. We pump the filtered lake water to our water reservoir high up the hill above the lodge with the same system. The night-sky The night sky at Chaunigan is brilliant. There is no light interference for 100 miles in all directions. The clarity of the night sky is stunning. Listen carefully while you star gaze for the Great Horned Owl’s call. The female usually hoots first, and the male replies at a lower pitch. Even though females average a third larger than males, the smaller male has a bigger voice box. Activities World Class wild trout fishing Chaunigan Lake’s fishing is exceptional because of the lakes unique water characteristics. The lake is deep 168 feet, crystal clear, and fed by underwater aquifers that provide the lake’s nutrients. The lake has an abundant fresh water shrimp population which produces, trout with salmon coloured flesh. The fish spawn in both the inlet and outlet creeks on opposite ends of the lake. The excellent spawning beds produce an abundance of wild rainbow trout. It is common for fisherman to catch 20 fish in a day. The average fish size is 2 to 2.5 pounds and guests frequently catch a few 3.5-to-6-pound trout during their stay. Water sports: your booking includes a fishing boat &amp; motor, canoe, kayak, and stand-up paddle board. Fishing rod, flies etc. Are available at the lodge. Canoeing and Kayaking: Glide your canoe silently along the lake shore and look for loons, mergansers, barrows golden eye, grebes, bald headed eagles, and osprey. All these birds feed on the abundant trout and produce a new generation each summer. As the season progresses you can enjoy watching the young birds training for their fall migration flight south. The lake has a large eagle’s nest which overhangs the water about half way down the lake. The eagles usually produce two fledglings which can be seen from your boat. Beach activities: Chaunigan has a long south facing fine gravel beach. Swim in the crystal-clear water, suntan on the beach and warm up later in the hot tub or sauna. Watch out for bunnies crossing the beach. Coffee with a view: Enjoy your morning coffee sitting on the lodge deck, mingle with other guests, or wander down the beach for a spectacular view of the mountains. Hiking: Our most popular hiking trail is from the lodge to the top of Chaunigan Mountain. The hike is 3 to 4 hours return trip. The view is wonderful, and we suggest you take a picnic lunch. Your host will provide a map of other hiking trails.
  • Relaxing Lakeside Cabin on

    Lone Butte: Cabin
    3 BDR • 3 BA • Sleeps 6 • #227353
    164 to 175 CAD/night
    Make yourselves at home in our 3 bedroom cabin on Deka Lake. Our 3 bedroom 3 bathroom cabin is the perfect place to enjoy a peaceful holiday with your family. We are just 10 minutes off Hwy 24 ( The fishing Highway) on paved roads. We are 30 minutes east of 100 Mile House B.C. The area boasts lots of recreational activities from fishing, hiking, biking, quadding , dirt biking and horseback riding. There is lots of recreational fun on the lake from watersports to fishing or just enjoying a swim. We have a paddle boat, 2 kayaks and a canoe for you to also enjoy. Spend a hot summer afternoon floating on the lake. Deka Lake is a 14 km long and 1-2 km wide lake with a depth up to 300 feet, making fishing and ice-fishing second to none. This lake is stocked with Kokanee and Rainbow Trout.. This is definitely a lake for those who like to fish. Our cabin is also available in the winter, the lake freezes over and is great for snowmobiling and cross country skiing. Bring along your ice fishing rod and thermos and enjoy some ice fishing. There are plenty of snowmobile trails in the area.
  • Cabin in a Breathtaking

    Chaunigan Lake Lodge: Log cabin
    2 BDR • 1 BA • Sleeps 4 • #258082
    295 to 394 CAD/night
    LIKE NO RESORT YOU'VE EXPERIENCED <b>We offer 3 day (Friday- Sun), 4 day (Monday to Thursday), and 7 day bookings. One week or longer bookings have flexible arrival and departures dates. Contact us for quotes on booking greater than 1 week.</b> Chaunigan is a waterfront wilderness lodge located on a warm sunny south facing plateau tucked into the lee edge of North America’s largest mountain range. Major ice fields just ten miles away turn pink and orange as the sun sets. Enjoy the experience of staying in a beautifully appointed off grid hand-crafted log cabin with all the conveniences of home. The logs walls of your cabin are lodge-pole pine harvested on the property. The cabins are bright and cozy inside because the of high ceilings , large windows , and roof skylights. Enjoy our stunning mountain scenery, wild horses, abundant wildlife, spectacular lake views, great fishing, and great hosts. Your vacation time is precious, choose a setting where lifetime memories are created. Hear the loon’s beautiful tremolo laughing call. The Eagles wing beat as it swoops down and snatches a wild trout from the water. Enjoy the wilderness silence, the scent of wildflowers, and pine forests. Smile as you listen to the deep, soft hoots of the great horned owl outside your cozy log cabin at night. Canoe, boat, fish at our wilderness lakeside resort in BC, hike, spot wildflower and wildlife, and relax below the stars, rediscover the primal glory of the wild. Deluxe Log Cabin with full amenities - wood stove - two bedrooms with double beds - all linens provided - fully equipped kitchen with refrigerator and stove - self-contained bathroom - solar powered electric lights - satellite internet with limited data available near the main lodge Living off the Grid We are way off the grid. We capture the sun’s energy with a large solar array and save the energy in a battery bank. The solar system powers the electric fridge, lights, and small appliances in your cabin. We pump the filtered lake water to our water reservoir high up the hill above the lodge with the same system. The night-sky The night sky at Chaunigan is brilliant. There is no light interference for 100 miles in all directions. The clarity of the night sky is stunning. Listen carefully while you star gaze for the Great Horned Owl’s call. The female usually hoots first, and the male replies at a lower pitch. Even though females average a third larger than males, the smaller male has a bigger voice box. Activities World Class wild trout fishing Chaunigan Lake’s fishing is exceptional because of the lakes unique water characteristics. The lake is deep 168 feet, crystal clear, and fed by underwater aquifers that provide the lake’s nutrients. The lake has an abundant fresh water shrimp population which produces, trout with salmon coloured flesh. The fish spawn in both the inlet and outlet creeks on opposite ends of the lake. The excellent spawning beds produce an abundance of wild rainbow trout. It is common for fisherman to catch 20 fish in a day. The average fish size is 2 to 2.5 pounds and guests frequently catch a few 3.5-to-6-pound trout during their stay. Water sports: your booking includes a fishing boat &amp; motor, canoe, kayak, and stand-up paddle board. Fishing rod, flies etc. Are available at the lodge. Canoeing and Kayaking: Glide your canoe silently along the lake shore and look for loons, mergansers, barrows golden eye, grebes, bald headed eagles, and osprey. All these birds feed on the abundant trout and produce a new generation each summer. As the season progresses you can enjoy watching the young birds training for their fall migration flight south. The lake has a large eagle’s nest which overhangs the water about half way down the lake. The eagles usually produce two fledglings which can be seen from your boat. Beach activities: Chaunigan has a long south facing fine gravel beach. Swim in the crystal-clear water, suntan on the beach and warm up later in the hot tub or sauna. Watch out for bunnies crossing the beach. Coffee with a view: Enjoy your morning coffee sitting on the lodge deck, mingle with other guests, or wander down the beach for a spectacular view of the mountains. Hiking: Our most popular hiking trail is from the lodge to the top of Chaunigan Mountain. The hike is 3 to 4 hours return trip. The view is wonderful, and we suggest you take a picnic lunch. Your host will provide a map of other hiking trails.
  • Cabin in a Breathtaking

    Chaunigan Lake Lodge: Log cabin
    1 BDR • 1 Loft • 1 Den • 1 BA • Sleeps 4 • #258083
    295 to 394 CAD/night
    LIKE NO RESORT YOU'VE EXPERIENCED <b>We offer 3 day (Friday- Sun), 4 day (Monday to Thursday), and 7 day bookings. One week or longer bookings have flexible arrival and departures dates. Contact us for quotes on booking greater than 1 week.</b> Chaunigan is a waterfront wilderness lodge located on a warm sunny south facing plateau tucked into the lee edge of North America’s largest mountain range. Major ice fields just ten miles away turn pink and orange as the sun sets. Enjoy the experience of staying in a beautifully appointed off grid hand-crafted log cabin with all the conveniences of home. The logs walls of your cabin are lodge-pole pine harvested on the property. The cabins are bright and cozy inside because the of high ceilings , large windows , and roof skylights. Enjoy our stunning mountain scenery, wild horses, abundant wildlife, spectacular lake views, great fishing, and great hosts. Your vacation time is precious, choose a setting where lifetime memories are created. Hear the loon’s beautiful tremolo laughing call. The Eagles wing beat as it swoops down and snatches a wild trout from the water. Enjoy the wilderness silence, the scent of wildflowers, and pine forests. Smile as you listen to the deep, soft hoots of the great horned owl outside your cozy log cabin at night. Canoe, boat, fish at our wilderness lakeside resort in BC, hike, spot wildflower and wildlife, and relax below the stars, rediscover the primal glory of the wild. Deluxe Log Cabin with full amenities - wood stove - two bedrooms with double beds - all linens provided - fully equipped kitchen with refrigerator and stove - self-contained bathroom - solar powered electric lights - satellite internet with limited data available near the main lodge Living off the Grid We are way off the grid. We capture the sun’s energy with a large solar array and save the energy in a battery bank. The solar system powers the electric fridge, lights, and small appliances in your cabin. We pump the filtered lake water to our water reservoir high up the hill above the lodge with the same system. The night-sky The night sky at Chaunigan is brilliant. There is no light interference for 100 miles in all directions. The clarity of the night sky is stunning. Listen carefully while you star gaze for the Great Horned Owl’s call. The female usually hoots first, and the male replies at a lower pitch. Even though females average a third larger than males, the smaller male has a bigger voice box. Activities World Class wild trout fishing Chaunigan Lake’s fishing is exceptional because of the lakes unique water characteristics. The lake is deep 168 feet, crystal clear, and fed by underwater aquifers that provide the lake’s nutrients. The lake has an abundant fresh water shrimp population which produces, trout with salmon coloured flesh. The fish spawn in both the inlet and outlet creeks on opposite ends of the lake. The excellent spawning beds produce an abundance of wild rainbow trout. It is common for fisherman to catch 20 fish in a day. The average fish size is 2 to 2.5 pounds and guests frequently catch a few 3.5-to-6-pound trout during their stay. Water sports: your booking includes a fishing boat &amp; motor, canoe, kayak, and stand-up paddle board. Fishing rod, flies etc. Are available at the lodge. Canoeing and Kayaking: Glide your canoe silently along the lake shore and look for loons, mergansers, barrows golden eye, grebes, bald headed eagles, and osprey. All these birds feed on the abundant trout and produce a new generation each summer. As the season progresses you can enjoy watching the young birds training for their fall migration flight south. The lake has a large eagle’s nest which overhangs the water about half way down the lake. The eagles usually produce two fledglings which can be seen from your boat. Beach activities: Chaunigan has a long south facing fine gravel beach. Swim in the crystal-clear water, suntan on the beach and warm up later in the hot tub or sauna. Watch out for bunnies crossing the beach. Coffee with a view: Enjoy your morning coffee sitting on the lodge deck, mingle with other guests, or wander down the beach for a spectacular view of the mountains. Hiking: Our most popular hiking trail is from the lodge to the top of Chaunigan Mountain. The hike is 3 to 4 hours return trip. The view is wonderful, and we suggest you take a picnic lunch. Your host will provide a map of other hiking trails.

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