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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.

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.


Nature Fun Summer Program ages 4-13

This fun program, offered July-August each summer, is led by enthusiastic university students. Weekly themes keep the activities varied and lively. Check the calendar of events for dates. Please call 250-398-8532 or e-mail 

School programs will start the week of September 12 - Take your students outside

Nature House will be open to the Public 1-4 pm on weekends until October 9 or byappointment

e-mail or call 398 8532 for details of programs.


Do you know that donations from our members and the public fund a significant proportion of our work? We've just made it easier to support Scout Island Nature Centre in your year-end (or any time) giving. We've added a Donate button to our website right on this page. You'll still get a tax-deductible receipt for the amount that Paypal forwards to us after they deduct their fee.

If your donation is a gift to someone else, we'll send you an original card that you can use to announce your gift. AND we'll give you a little thank you too ... your choice of a wooden chickadee ornament or a hand-crafted wooden shoe-horn if the gift donation is over $50. Just with your instructions.

Remember to spend some time in Nature, the greatest gift of all.

Call 398 8532 or e-mail

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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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