Williams Lake

Photo: Kent Bernadet

A short and scenic six hour drive from Vancouver, Williams Lake and the Cariboo Region is your doorway to the most unique mountain bike experience in the North America. Fast, flowy and tight are the best words to describe the experience you’ll have on one of the largest legal trail networks in the Province.

From all mountain single track, to the most progressive free-riding, to truly epic cross country, Williams Lake has something for every style and skill level of rider. With over 200km of single track trails within the city limits, another 100km within a half hour drive from town, and the largest bike park in the Interior, Williams Lake is truly the Shangri-La of mountain biking.

 Getting Here

From Seattle or Vancouver you’ll be taking a nice drive up the Thompson River on highway 1 then 97 to the Cariboo. Its about a 6.5 hour drive once you get to Vancouver.

You can also fly to Williams Lake on Pacific Coastal Airlines. They allow each passenger to have 50lbs of baggage with no size limit. That will handle any all mountain bike in a box, you just have to pack light.

 When You’re Not Riding

Williams Lake

Williams Lake stands at the cross roads of two massive mountain ranges and everything in between. To the west lies highway 20 to Bella Coola and the Coast Mountain Range.

There are a number of stunning provincial parks, lakes and hiking zones out here that will surely take your breath away. Check the BC Parks website for some helpful hints. To the east are the Cariboo Mountains which hosts some vast unexplored terrain.

Fishing, camping and hiking opportunities are endless in this untamed wilderness. There are also numerous rivers that present kayaking and canoeing possibilities. From raging class 4 rivers to calm rivers for the family, the Cariboo has it all.

Winter does not slow things down in the Cariboo. With huge mountains waiting for you, backcountry and cross country skiing awaits the wiling warrior. Best thing to do is to contact us or call Red Shreds if you want some winter beta to get you exploring. This photo is from the top of one of our hidden gems at 2580m.

What ever your poison, the Cariboo can satisfy.

 The Williams Lake Bike Club

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The purpose of the Williams Lake Cycling Club is to maintain, enhance and develop a sustainable mountain bike trail network that guarantees perpetuity and diversity to promote fun for bike riders of all age’s abilities and interests. This will be accomplished through mutual cooperation between club, government, industry and other land users adhering to the current best practice standards.

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