Cariboo Country Christmas Craft & Trade Fair

The countdown is on! The Cariboo Country Christmas Craft & Trade Fair is only a couple weeks away! 

Saturday, November 23rd join us for the Museum’s Cariboo Country Christmas Craft & Trade Fair at the Elks Hall (98-1st Ave)! Doors open at 10:30am and close at 4pm! FREE ADMISSION!

There will be amazing vendors, food, santa photos & wagon rides by donation!

Wagon rides begin at 11am until 4pm and will tour Williams Lake shuttling patrons to a variety of craft fairs starting at our Cariboo Country Christmas Craft & Trade Fair with stops at, the Seniors Activity Centre, Medieval Market, Cariboo Bethal Church (Ten Thousand Villages), Cataline Craft Fair and the Seniors Village.

Mark your calendars, you don’t want to miss this one!

Remembrance Day

The Museum of the Cariboo Chilcotin will be closed Monday, November 11th for Remembrance Day. 

We also have a few displays set up in honour of Remembrance Day, and we welcome you to stop by and view them. We are open today (Friday) until 5pm, and Saturday 10am – 3pm.

Reminder we are closed Monday November 11th but will resume regular hours Tuesday, November 12th from 9am – 5pm.

Holiday Wreath Workshop

Holiday Wreath Workshop!

The museum is hosting a Holiday Wreath Workshop, on Saturday November 30th from 1pm – 3pm! Spend an afternoon in the museum creating a wreath you can take home!

$30/person includes all materials needed, coffee/tea and holiday treats. Full payment due upon registration to secure your spot!

Register at either 250.392.7404, OR Facebook the Museum before spots fill up!


All Museum Memberships Due for Renewal

Its that time of year again! 🍂🍁

Fall is here and ALL memberships are due for renewal!

Pop by the Museum Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm or Saturdays 10am to 3pm to renew your membership for only $10!

Reminder that our AGM is quickly approaching on November 21st at 7pm, and you must have a current membership to be eligible to vote or to be nominated for a director position!

Congratulations to our August “WHAT IS IT?” Winner!

Congratulations to Sierra H. who scored an impressive 14/16 on our August’s “What Is It?”! Visiting all the way from Vancouver Island, her hard work paid off and scored her top marks.

Honorable Mentions go out to the 4 visitors who tied for second place with 11/16 correct answers: Brooklyn M. from Quesnel, Billie M. from Prince George, Addy V.P, and Stephanie G from North Vancouver.

Watch for “WHAT IS IT?” to start up again next summer for your next chance to WIN! 🙂

Below B.C.’s Visit to the Museum of the Cariboo Chilcotin

Yesterday, Allegra and Jacob from the non profit organization Below BC came in to digitize some of our fossil/rock collection! It was a really cool experience watching them work with our collection and to learn about their project. Make sure you go check out their website to learn more about their project.


The amazing Below B.C. travelling team, Jacob and Allegra.




Jacob photographing one of the Museum’s geological specimens.


A clear imprint of a mosquito can be seen on this specimen on display at the Museum.

The Museum is Looking for Volunteers to Join Our Team!


The Museum is looking for volunteers to join our team. If you are interested in the history of the Williams Lake area and looking to contribute to the community, please consider volunteering with the Museum! Our volunteers are integral members of the Museum community and provide invaluable support to our programs and activities. With the wide variety of programs carried out at the Museum, we would love to help you find a project that interests you.