What better way to kick off the start of summer in the Cariboo then by celebrating our great country’s 151st birthday?
Canada Day coincides with the 92nd annual Williams Lake Stampede, so the entire weekend will be jam packed with events and celebrations for all ages. Read our feature article about this iconic event. http://www.whatsoncariboo.com/williams-lake-stampede/
You can get your day started July 1st on a tasty note with a community breakfast; the Knights of Columbus are hosting a pancake breakfast from 7 a.m. To 11:30 a.m. at the Save-On-Foods parking lot. The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 139 will also be serving up breakfast from 7- 11 a.m. at 385 Barnard St.
The Gwen Ringwood Theatre at Boitano Park will be host a variety of bands and musicians for the Canada Day Concert in the Park, which runs from 11:30-3 p.m.
And don’t forget to visit Downtown Williams Lake for the 4 Directions Street Festival, (https://www.facebook.com/events/219759998519520/) a car-free event that will run from 12-9 p.m., and include a market, chalk art festival, three performance stages, a beer garden, kids zone, farmers market and much more.
Reg Conn Park will be the site of festivities again in Clinton this July 1st, with food, drinks, games, prizes and activities for the whole family getting underway at 10:45 a.m.
108 Heritage Site
An always popular locale for summer celebrations, the Heritage Site will again host a Canada Day party, starting at 10 a.m. There will be plenty of food, vendors, live music, dignitaries, games as well as museum tours for those wanting to add a little regional history to the mix.
Celebrations of “Dominion Day” get started bright and early in Barkerville at 8 a.m, and the day-long festivities offer something a little more unique than the average July 1st fest. Try your hand at the tug-of-war or funny face contests, see how well you fare at the greasy pole climb or the egg toss, or just stick around to enjoy fireworks, dancing, entertainment and refreshments.