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


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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.

Red fox kitsAt Scout Island Nature Centre you can:

  • Enjoy 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.

Video on Scout Island Nature Centre

Illustrated story of the September 2012 Student Salmon trip


Discovering Nature Up Close - a new program every day

There are many field trips and young naturalists events planned for May-August Check the Facebook page for frequent updates and updates on the wildlife. Spring programs are now being booked for schools and community groups.
Contact Scout Island 398 8532 or by email for a list of the offerings.

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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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