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Scout Island Nature Centre
1305 A Borland Rd.
Williams Lake, BC
V2G 5K5
Williams Lake

250-398-8532



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Scout Island Nature Centre is located in the heart of the city of Williams Lake, in the Cariboo Chilcotin region of British Columbia, Canada. The Nature Centre features marsh, island, and lake environments and is a premier location for nature appreciation and education. On the migration path of hundreds of species of birds, it is a bird-watcher’s paradise in the spring and fall.


At Scout Island Nature Centre you can:

  • Red fox kitsEnjoy wildlife viewing along the 2.5 km of trails following the marsh edge and lake
  • Catch glimpses of fox, beaver, turtle or a deer while they nibble on the diversity of flora of forest and grassland
  • Help feed the fish, amphibians and reptiles in the Nature House
  • Ask a question of the natural history interpreters
  • Take in a scheduled nature program (year-round school and community programs for all ages)

Map of Scout Island trails and features

Note: Some trails and the Nature House are wheelchair accessible. Dogs are welcome but must be on leash.


CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Late 2014 events


If the strike lasts into September

Scout Island Nature Centre Nature will have a program

  • For Ages 6-13
  • Starting Sept. 3
  • Room for 12 Children
  • 8:30 -3pm $40 (if the government comes through with this stipend)
    $25 if it does not.

We will be outside exploring, playing games, and learning about all the life at Scout Island. There will be writing, art and maybe even some math to do.

Call 398 8532 or shemphill@netbistro.com to register 

Children need to bring lunch and snacks (it will be an active day) Appropriate clothes — rubber boots or shoes that can get wet


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Scout Island Nature Centre works hard at shrinking its Ecological Footprint so that we are in balance with the web of life. You can help us by packing No Garbage Lunches and Snacks when you visit.


Scout Island directions map


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