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Hours of Operation
June-Aug / Mon-Sat 10-4
Sept-May / Tue-Sat 11-4

At the corner of
Borland and 4th
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The Museum of the Cariboo Chilcotin in Williams Lake, BC

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A True Cowboy Museum

British Columbia's ranching industry has crossed two centuries and is older than the province. Cattlemen and cowboys truly won the west and the Museum of the Cariboo Chilcotin is dedicated to preserving and promoting this ranching heritage. It is the only museum in BC to focus on ranching and rodeo, and it honours both the cowboys of the past and the present.

The museum is home to the BC Cowboy Hall of Fame and a special display area features photos, biographies, and memorabilia of the province's outstanding cowboys. In conjunction with the BC Cowboy Heritage Society the Museum also administers the nomination side of the Hall of Fame. Details including a nomination form can be found on the Hall of Fame page.

Rodeo and ranching go hand in hand, especially in Williams Lake as it is the Heart of the Cariboo, a major cattle shipping center and host of a number of rodeos each year. Rodeo displays feature not only the local Williams Lake Stampede and the Williams Lake Indoor Rodeo, but also the history of both the BC Rodeo Association, and the BC High School Rodeo Association.

Although the name suggests Cariboo Chilcotin, a tour of the museum's ranching displays would have visitors finding cowboys and artifacts from as far north as Fort St John, Fort St James in the west, Okanagan Falls in the south, and Newgate in the east. Their ever-growing resource library now includes books and a video on BC's ranching industry available in the Museum Gift Store


The Museum of the Cariboo Chilcotin is a true cowboy museum.
The Museum of the Cariboo Chilcotin is a true cowboy museum.

Museum of the Cariboo Chilcotin

113 North 4th Avenue
Williams Lake, BC, V2G 2C8
Phone/Fax: 250-392-7404
Email: mccwl@uniserve.com

Coming Events - Click here for details

  • BC Cowboy Hall of Fame induction in April 20th, 2014
  • Cowboy Christmas Concert November 22nd, 2014

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