This enormous, beautiful log wood facility welcomes visitors to Williams Lake and the Cariboo-Chilcotin region. If you are just passing through on your way along Highway 97, or heading west to the Chilcotin and Bella Coola Valley, the Tourism Discovery Centre is a must see attraction for local travel tips and an introduction to the history of the Cariboo-Chilcotin.
Not your typical tourism visitor centre, this facility was constructed with local timbers and built by local Williams Lake company, Pioneer Log Homes. At the Discovery Center, travellers are offered a wide range of amenities. Free wi-fi and computers are available to connect online, coffee is served throughout the day, and there are friendly volunteers who are happy to answer questions and offer insider tips on great things to do in the region.
Perhaps the best part of the centre is the log cabin inside the massive log building structure! Visitors can experience the coziness of a Cariboo-Chilcotin log cabin right inside the visitors' centre, with comfy couches, a fireplace, and a 10 minute video that gives a history and tourism overview of the Cariboo-Chilcotin region.
Don't miss the central attraction at the Tourism Discovery Centre - a small car that has been piled high with all the recreational gear you could think of and use in the Cariboo-Chilcotin's vast wilderness playground.