At the edge of an urban area, yet separated from it by steep valley sides, the Williams Lake River Valley is a world of nature only a short walk from a city centre. Well developed trails pass through forests, wetlands, clearings and grasslands, always in view of striking eroded cliffs that tell a story of ancient glaciers and glacial lakes. Everywhere there is life to discover, whether in the marshes and ponds, among the trees, in the river or in the bright sunny environments of the clearings and grasslands. This guide is an introduction to the natural world of the Valley with many colour photographs of species and landforms. It introduces the reader to geology, butterflies, dragonflies, flowering plants, trees, birds, lichens, fish and more. There is much to discover.