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Cariboo-Chilcotin Lifestyle

The Cariboo-Chilcotin lifestyle has so much to offer! No matter your interests or lifestyle, you will feel a part of the community.

Our district spans a geographic area the size of New Brunswick and offers the best parts of a rural lifestyle with the convenience of nearby larger municipalities. Whether you seek outdoor adventures, artistic expression, cultural immersion, or a deeper understanding of our local indigenous communities, there is something here for you.


1-1.pngWhether you are lounging by the lakesnowshoeing Bull Mountain, or mountain biking on over 300 km of trails, there are many ways to soak up the sun and immerse yourself in nature.

2-2.pngEnjoy a Performance in the Park, visit the Parkside Art Gallery, attend a play or community choir, or tour the murals of downtown Williams Lake.

3.pngThis is the home of the Orange Shirt Society, where Orange Shirt Day began. Visit the Xat'sull Heritage Village, observe dipnetting in Farwell Canyon, or learn about the local First Nations communities

4.pngWatch extreme sport during the Banff Film Festival tour, try garlic syrup at the annual Garlic Festival,  buy hand-crafted gifts from the Medieval Market, or cheer loudly at the Williams Lake Stampede.

Local Government

Cariboo Regional District

City of Williams Lake

District of 100 Mile House

Covering an area of 80,252 square kilometers, the Cariboo Regional District is flanked by the Cariboo and Coastal mountain ranges.
Named in honour of Secwepemc Chief William, Williams Lake is a hub for forestry, mining and transportation. 
Originally the 100th mile stopping point on the gold rush trail, 100 Mile House and its surrounding area is now home to 20,000 people.

The Cariboo Regional District has created a comprehensive list of the local Indigenous Governments and First Nations communities.

The Cariboo-Chilcotin School District holds Local Education Agreements with seven First Nations communities. These agreements provide an opportunity to build more productive and respectful relationships between First Nations and school districts, ultimately contributing to the creation of school environments where First Nations students can thrive.

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