Discover the legend of Shangri-La.
200km of single track trails within the city limits +100km of trail within a half hour drive from town + 10 acres of jumps, drops and log work in the largest bike park in the Interior add up to one of the largest legal networks in British Columbia. Bike magazine called Williams Lake “the Shangri-La of mountain biking” in North America. With no “locals only” attitude, accommodation options for every budget from dirtbags to DINKs, and legendary watering holes, grills and juice bars, Williams Lake’s double-track beginner, epic cross-country and steep and gnarly downhills are truly trip-worthy.
For a full description of trails including on-line maps as well as fresh video and photo content for the Cariboo region, see ridethecariboo.ca.
Bringing mythic down to earth.
Williams Lake has an abundance of outdoor recreation and arts and culture to satisfy every taste. From nearby pristine wilderness parks to local performances, you will be inspired and entertained.
CARIBOO MOUNTAIN BIKE CONSORTIUM
This is a regional organization of bike specific businesses that is dedicated to growing the sport and culture in the Cariboo. The Consortium website, ridethecariboo.ca is unparalleled in detail and comprehensiveness and is a solid resource for anyone traveling to the Cariboo to ride.
The Consortium seeks to partners with businesses, riders, photographers, First Nations and other bike specific businesses with the goal of making the Cariboo a truly mythic and amazing riding experience. For more information on the Consortium initiative, or to discuss potential partnership opportunities e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Consortium is supported by the Cariboo Chilcotin Beetle Action Coalition and the Northern Development Trust. It includes the communities of 100 Mile House, Williams Lake, Quesnel and Wells.
Getting to Williams Lake is much easier than you think. A short and scenic 6 hour drive from Vancouver, there are two route choices by road:
Via Hwy 1 & 97: Head east to Hope on the Trans-Canada highway. Once in Hope, turn North until Cache Creek. Take highway 97 North. Once you reach town, head for lunch at the Gecko then to Red Shreds to get yourself oriented.
Via Hwy 99 & 97: Take the highway to Whistler, then once you reach Pemberton hang a East and proceed over the Duffy Lake Road. Once you reach Highway 97 just after Lillooet turn North onto Highway 97. When you hit town, head to Red Shreds on 1st Avenue to get yourself oriented.
You can also fly on Pacific Coastal or Central Mountain Air. When you book be sure to mention your bikes.
See you soon!
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100 Mile House, the gateway to the Cariboo Chilcotin, has always been a favoured stopping point for travellers and adventurers. Located at the 100 Mile marker from Lillooet and the start of the Cariboo Wagon Trail, it was the route thousands of people travelled during...
The last two years have been tough on the psyche watching the clouds of smoke and ash build up across the province and in the air around us. With 2017 and now 2018 being the two worst years on record for wild fires, it is understandable to worry as to how our communities, and the trails we love to ride, can withstand the onslaught. In August, amongst the fires and towering clouds of smoke that ranged across the interior regions of BC and as far east as Manitoba, myself and my colleague and friend Thomas Schoen joined up with journalists and professional riders Julia Hoffman and Daniel Schaefer, and professional photographer Paul Masukowitz from German Bike Magazine. They had come to BC to travel and ride with Thomas and myself and to learn about our work through the Aboriginal Youth Mountain Bike Program and First Journey Trails.