This deer walked straight at us up to a couple meters. His herd had spent the day on the grass just across from out site. He might have been curious but he also might have been after the dog. A couple years ago, I had a doe get up on her hind legs and take … Read more This guy unsettled me.
Della and I have a contract at the Williams Lake Stampede Campground for the past 4 years. We’ve been here for the past 2 weeks getting the campground in order for a limited opening June 1st. We welcome self sufficient campers to our fully serviced sites. We are complying with Provincial Health guidelines so our … Read more Campground Opening 2020
We have to take the pandemic seriously, so we were concerned about leaving to start our contract. Both Provinces have a lot of people ill so that wasn’t part of our considerations. Being close to family and being involved in the Stampede always draws us to the Williams Lake Stampede. But, the pandemic is growing … Read more Summer, postponed not cancelled
This is our 3rd summer as Hosts at Williams Lake Campground. We’re starting to develop friendships with our returning guests and we saw more of the Chilcotin country this year. Often just getting to Williams Lake is an adventure. We sure get to see some beautiful country on the drive out and when we take … Read more It really is an adventure – Part 2
The hill above the Williams Lake Stampede Campground has a lone gravesite. We’ll there are two people buried in the area but time has removed the second grave. As late as 1930 both still existed and there are photos along the trail. The other man died in the 1920’s of a shooting incident. It makes … Read more Stampede Grounds History
The Williams Lake Stampede Grounds contains the rodeo arena, grandstands, campground and Trail Riders arena and barns. On any day, there’s a good chance of horses being ridden, exercised or trained. The campground is a popular stopping location for people headed to Alaska and the hundreds of Europeans headed to the Chilcotin. We often find … Read more Western adventure