Anahim Lake is a small community in British Columbia. The village and surrounding areas have a population of approximately 1500. The Ulkatcho First Nation has 729 people living on nearby reserves. Every July, the Anahim Lake Stampede showcases local talent and is the area's major social event. Anahim Lake supports three general stores, one motel, a restaurant, and an RCMP detachment. It is situated on Highway 20, 320 km. west of Williams Lake, 140 km east of Bella Coola.