Rodeo, Ranching, and Cowboys
are all featured in the Museum
in Williams Lake, BC, Canada


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Hours of Operation
Jun-Aug / Mon-Sun 10-4
Sep-May / Tue-Sat 11-4

At the corner of
Borland and 4th
Location & Map

Rodeo in British Columbia

Including the BCRA and BCHSRA

The Williams Lake Stampede (see Stampede) is not the only rodeo the museum features. There's also the Annual Williams Lake Indoor Rodeo, and tons of history on both the BC Rodeo Association, and the BC High School Rodeo Association.

Enjoy the thrill of rodeo from 1919 to present day!


Rodeo in British Columbia at the The Museum of the Cariboo Chilcotin in Williams Lake, BC

Kenny McLean is one of the many cowboys featured at the Museum of the Cariboo Chilcotin is a true cowboy museum.

Rodeo, or stampedes, began as friendly competitions between cowboys when ranchers and ranch hands gathered for picnics and race meets. The first formal stampede was held in Williams Lake in 1920 and the Lake City has become the Stampede Capital of BC!

The British Columbia Rodeo Association (BCRA) was formed in 1988 when three associations within the province, the Interior Rodeo Association, Yellowhead Cowboys Association and the Vancouver Island Rodeo Association joined forces to become the primary governing body of rodeo in British Columbia.

Competitors from the First Nation communities and pioneer families became stampede stars. Today, the third and fourth generations of these families are on the rodeo road! See the First Nations section.

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: mcc @ wlake.com

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See some random photos on the Museum Photos page. There's also the option to view a slide show.


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