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Travel Tips from our Alumni Living Abroad (or, outside of Vancouver): 6 Things You Have to Try in Williams Lake

Need travel ideas for spring break? ’16 Alumni and Williams Lake resident, Colin Gill has a few travel tips for those who have travel plans to explore the beautiful Central Interior of BC, specifically, Williams Lake and the surrounding Cariboo region. Colin shares his top 6 things you have to do and a few amazing shots from his trips in the interior.  

Williams Lake/Cariboo – Colin Gill 

Here are my top 5 must experiences in the Cariboo (the region surrounding Williams Lake):

  1. Experience the Famous Williams Lake Stampede held annualy over the July 1st long weekend. 
  2. Visit the historic gold rush town of Barkerville. 
  3. Go hiking/Mountain Biking on Fox Mountain and the other local trails in Williams Lake. 
  4. Enjoy a scenic drive while making your way to Farwell Canyon for some sightseeing.  
  5. Go fly fishing on the Horsefly River. 
  6. Spend a chill night (or a few) camping at Chilko Lake. 

Colin fell in love with the outdoors and with nature through living in Williams Lake and working as a Drill and Blast Engineer for Gibraltar mine. He regularly goes fishing, off-roading, camping, skiing, and treks long adventurous hikes in Williams Lake and the surrounding areas.  

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