Quesnel, B.C., and Nome, Alaska, both claim to have the world’s largest gold pan; each avidly contests the claims of the other.
Paralympian Rick Hansen, famous for his 1980s Man in Motion World Tour, is from Williams Lake.
NHL goaltender and Olympian Carey Price grew up in Anahim Lake. His mother Lynda is the former chief of the Ulkatcho First Nation, and his father Jerry was also a goaltender.
Sxusem or “Indian ice cream”, a sweetened whipped delicacy, is produced from the soapberries that grow in the region.