Central Interior Rural Division of Family Practice

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The Central Interior Rural region is located within the Cariboo-Chilcotin in central BC, and is in the traditional territories of the Northern Secwēpemc, Tŝilhqot’in and Southern Dakelh Dene Nations. Stretching from 70 Mile in the south to Alexandria in the north, our region has two main centres, 100 Mile House and Williams Lake, and encompasses communities to the east and west of Williams Lake. The towns of 100 Mile House and Williams Lake offer affordable housing, alongside key services such as rec centres, childcare, and education options.

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The Cariboo-Chilcotin, with its diverse and rich landscape, incredible beauty, rolling hills, desert terrain, and snow-peaked mountains, rivers, and lakes, provides the ideal backdrop for outdoor recreationists. Enjoy easy access to many outdoor activities, including cross-country and downhill skiing, mountain biking, and hiking trails. It is a true four-season wonderland in the Cariboo-Chilcotin, where you will find outdoor adventures abound year-round. 

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The region has a thriving arts and culture scene as well, with galleries, museums, local theatre groups, artists guilds, and music performances throughout the year. There's also a lively market scene, from summer farmers markets to winter holiday markets, where you can shop for artisanal local goods. Vibrant local Indigenous cultures, together with the gold rush heritage and cowboy culture that characterize the Cariboo-Chilcotin, add to the cultural richness of the area. 

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From the diverse recreation activities, natural beauty, welcoming communities, amenities, and affordability that define the Central Interior Rural region, we have a lot to offer. Scroll below to learn more about living in the communities of 100 Mile House and Williams Lake, and find out why it's just better here! 

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100 Mile House is a small, friendly community of 2,000 residents situated in the South Cariboo region of BC, Canada. The South Cariboo, a large rural area consisting of several small unincorporated communities surrounding 100 Mile House, has an approximate population of 15,000. Serving as the main service area for the region, 100 Mile House is located approximately 460 kilometers (286 miles) northeast of Vancouver and one hour south of Williams Lake, the largest urban centre in the Central Interior Rural region.    

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100 Mile House offers convenient access to urban amenities, an affordable lifestyle, all while retaining its rural charm. The South Cariboo has lots to offer. From outdoor recreational activities, natural surroundings, and a warm, genuine community, it's a great place to raise a family. Easily accessible, it's located within 5 hours of several major BC cities, or a quick 1-hour flight to Vancouver from Williams Lake or Kamloops airport. Whether you're seeking affordable housing, proximity to nature, or a vibrant community life, 100 Mile House promises an enjoyable lifestyle with something for all ages.

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*Infographics used with permission by the District of 100 Mile House from the Community Profile 2023.



The City of Williams Lake is a close-knit community of around 11,000 located in the Cariboo region of BC, Canada. Situated in the central interior of the province, it's approximately 550 kilometers (340 miles) northeast of Vancouver, and is largest urban centre in the Central Interior Rural region. It is considered the 'Hub City of the Cariboo' and serves as the primary service centre for the surrounding rural communities to the east and the Chilcotin out west, with a combined population of around 30,000. The city's economy is influenced by natural resource-based industries, including forestry, mining, and agriculture.

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Williams Lake is a charming city with natural beauty and a rich history shaping its distinctive western-frontier personality, alongside vibrant and diverse Indigenous cultures. The city's welcoming atmosphere, affordable lifestyle, and excellent outdoor recreational activities steps outside your door make it an ideal place to call home. Enjoy the convenience of urban amenities without the traffic and hustle of a larger centre, and with the regional airport, you're only a 1-hour flight from Vancouver. Whether you're seeking an affordable lifestyle, a slower pace, or simply a warm and genuine community, Williams Lake promises a fulfilling lifestyle with plenty to do. 

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