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Williams Lake River Valley Trail

Williams Lake River Valley

An Incredible Valley
From the west end of Williams Lake, the Williams Lake River meanders 12km along the valley floor, eventually flowing into the mighty Fraser River.

The River Valley Trail and various loop trails follow the river as it snakes through dry douglas fir forests, open grasslands and stunning geological features.

The diverse vegetation of the valley supports a healthy wildlife population including deer, beaver, the occasional bear and a variety of birds of prey, song birds and water fowl.

Ongoing efforts are currently underway to restore the natural vegetation in the upper section of the valley that has been lost as a result of past timber harvesting and agricultural activities.

A portion of the trail

The Trail
The trails are gravel surfaced and are excellent for walking, running, mountain biking and horseback riding.

Pit toilets, picnic tables, benches and interpretive signs are provided at various locations along the main trail.

The River Valley can be accessed from the main trail head on Mackenzie Avenue across from Comer Street.

In addition to a large parking area suitable for RVs and horse trailers, the trail head provides a picnic area overlooking the River Valley and a kiosk with a map and information on the River Valley.

River Valley Trail Map

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