Tatla Lake is a small unincorporated community in the west Chilcotin area of BC. Situated 220 km west of Williams Lake along Highway 20 (Chilcotin Highway), Tatla Lake’s 123 people live approximately half-way between the two ends of the highway; Williams Lake to the east and the coastal community of Bella Coola to the west. The first people to live in Tatla Lake were the Tsilhqot’in (Chilcotin) First Nations people.
Today, the community of Tatla includes a store, post office, the Inn, the West Chilcotin Health Centre and a school that covers grades K-10, as well as a church, community hall and butcher shop. Tatla Lake itself, the body of water with the same name as the community, is actually east of Tatla with a scenic government campground surrounded by aspen. The Tatla Resource Association, sponsored the development of a comprehensive website featuring all of the amenities in this active and diverse community. Click here to learn more.