Located at 1660 Broadway Ave S, Williams Lake, the Museum of the Cariboo Chilcotin hosts a collection of nearly 30,000 artifacts relating to the diverse histories of the Cariboo Chilcotin region.

With the largest saddle collection in western Canada, we have a number of intriguing western exhibits. We are also the home of the BC Cowboy Hall of Fame, a collection of artifacts, archives, photos, and narratives about the many individuals who operate ranches or compete in western-style competitions. Other displays include artifacts relating the Williams Lake rodeo as well local First Nations. The museum also has a number of temporary and seasonal displays planned every summer.

Come visit us in Williams Lake, BC, just off Highway 97 on South Broadway Ave. We have dedicated accessibility parking, wheelchair ramps at the main entrance, and elevator access to all floors!

The museum also provides research services at no cost to individuals who are looking for information on local history topics. We can provide assistance to researchers or conduct the research ourselves, though it may take us some time to prepare. Please allow up to five business days for museum staff to answer correspondence.

The museum also hosts a number of fundraisers every year, including the Cariboo Country Christmas, Teas and Bake sales, and other fun functions. Check out our Events tab for more information.



Come visit or contact us during our regular business hours. We will endeavour to get back to you as promptly as possible. We are reachable at 1-250-392-7404 or for general inquiries; mccoffice@telus.net and for advertising; mccmarketing@telus.net.

Our hours are as follows:

Summer (May to August 31) everyday 9am to 6pm.

First half of fall (Sept to Oct) Monday to Friday 9 am to 5pm, Saturday and Sunday 10am – 3pm.

Second half of fall (Oct to Nov 16) Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm, Saturday 10am – 3pm and closed Sundays.

Winter (Nov 17 to May) every weekday 9 AM to 5 PM. Closed Saturday and Sunday.

We are closed for Canadian Thanksgiving, Remembrance Day, Winter holidays (Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Years Day, Wrestling Day), Family Day, and Easter. Please do not hesitate to contact us for specific dates.