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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.

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At 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)

All of this is managed by the members of the Williams Lake Field Naturalists.  Want to help?  You can join at williamslakefieldnaturalists.ca/membership.html

Take a look at the new Strategic Plan for Scout Island

SINC Management Plan 2022 FINAL

2022 report     See the Scout Island Nature Centre Annual Report for 2022-includes Financial Statements

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.

Visit our Blog and stay up to date.

Scout Island Nature Centre 2021 Final Report   report final

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.