Tourism Discovery Centre

Tourism Discovery Centre, Williams Lake: Hours, Address, Tourism Discovery Centre Reviews: 4.5/5

Tourism Discovery Centre
4.5
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
About
The Williams Lake Visitor Centre is here to help you with all your travel needs! We provide information on Williams Lake, the Cariboo region, and the rest of Canada. The Museum of the Cariboo Chilcotin is located in the back half of the building. The centre also boast a gift/coffee shop, interactive displays, washrooms, seating areas, and free internet. Contact us if you have any travel questions, or drop by if you need a rest during your trip! We currently are following Covid 19 procedure to ensure your safety.
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474 Michey
Kamloops, Canada126 contributions
Great place to stop in
Aug 2020
This is one of the best centre's we have been in for a while. Great staff and they have some very nice handmade local items. Reasonable prices.
Written July 25, 2021
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Gardiner W
Vancouver, Canada201 contributions
Even though COVID, Centre was full open for business...
Jul 2020
Excellent servvice during this difficult time for tourism. And they knew exactly where the newly opened brew pub was located.
Written July 14, 2020
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sunnygirl0524
british columbia427 contributions
Happy we stopped
Feb 2020 • Couples
I’ve often admired this beautiful log building on our way through Williams Lake, but never realized it had a museum in it! What a treasure trove of local history, artifacts, and memorabilia! There is literally a whole log cabin IN this building! The architecture alone is worth stopping to take a look at. Exhibits showcase local history about the memorable ranchers and cowboys of the area, the Williams Lake Stampede, its indigenous people, local businesses over the years and even some of its celebrities (who knew “Elvis” came from Williams Lake?? (; ) There is no fee... but donations are welcome and encouraged. Great gift shop with many unique gifts as well. A wonderful way to learn about the area. I highly recommend!
Written February 29, 2020
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So glad you enjoyed your time here. I hope you stop by again
Written March 3, 2020
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Peter F
Red Deer, Canada10 contributions
Great place to learn about the history of Williams Lake
Feb 2020
I really enjoyed being show this Discovery Centre. The lower level features a wide range of Williams Lake history and residents who have influenced the rest of Canada.

I also enjoyed seeing a variety of pianos, inlcuding a player piano!

The upper levels have various historical vignettes and some artwork can be viewed on the top floor.

Definitely worth time exploring
Written February 28, 2020
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We are so glad that you enjoyed your time here. I hope you stop by again.
Written March 4, 2020
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elaine768
Telkwa, British Columbia2 contributions
What a great place to stop!
Sep 2019
I was completely taken aback with this small northern BC Tourism Centre. It not only has beautiful bathrooms, but lovely items for purchase, a great place to wander and stretch your legs, local history and great staff. A must see when you pass through Williams Lake!
Written September 16, 2019
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WE are so glad that you enjoyed your visit here
Written September 17, 2019
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pickeyguest
Victoria, Canada67 contributions
Great spot in the way into town.
Jul 2019 • Couples
Great books, clothes, maps, tourist guides...awesome bathrooms.
Free wifi and a beautifully appointed museum.
Written July 10, 2019
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I am so glad that you enjoyed your stop!
Written July 11, 2019
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Mike S
Kansas City, MO73 contributions
Beautiful building
Jun 2019
We gave this a 5 star because of the beautiful building and the very helpful staff. The carvings in the beams are worth seeing. There is a cowboy museum that we went thru very quickly and the fee is a donation of your choice. We thought is was worth the stop just to see the building.
Written June 19, 2019
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Thank you so much we are glad you enjoyed your time here!
Written June 20, 2019
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Mark D
Vancouver, Canada58 contributions
A wealth of information
Jun 2019 • Solo
I stopped here to get information on travelling Highway 20. The Discovery Center was a wealth of information.
Written June 8, 2019
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We are glad we were able to help you out!
Written June 21, 2019
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DadandCab
Coffs Harbour, Australia718 contributions
Very helpful
Jun 2019 • Couples
Huge building, looks fairly new. Plenty of info about most areas. Helpful staff. Free Wifi.
Great tourist resource.
Written June 6, 2019
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Glad you enjoyed your time here, hope to see you again!
Written July 11, 2019
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Willie D
7 contributions
Tourism update
Jun 2019 • Solo
Stopped in to look around and found a whole new floor of Williams Lake history. It was a very exciting visit Thanks Joe.
Written June 4, 2019
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