Place:Williams Lake, British Columbia, Canada

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NameWilliams Lake
TypeCity
Coordinates52.133°N 122.15°W
Located inBritish Columbia, Canada
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Williams Lake, is a city in the Central Interior of British Columbia, Canada. Located in the central part of a region known as the Cariboo, it is the largest urban centre between Kamloops and Prince George, with a population of 11,150 in city limits.

Williams Lake hosts the annual Williams Lake Stampede, which takes place over the Canada Day long weekend. It is the home town of Rick Hansen, the Canadian paraplegic athlete and activist for people with spinal cord injuries, who became famous during his fundraising Man in Motion world tour. It is also the home town of the Montreal Canadiens starting goalie Carey Price as well as Tsilhqot'in filmmaker and extreme sport athlete Trevor Mack.

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