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! ūüôā

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.

“What Is It?” – August’s Contest is Now Open!

Congratulations to Dale and Wayne, who won July’s “What Is It?” contest while visiting Williams Lake from Alberta. Thanks for playing!

August’s “What Is It?” challenge is now open with all new objects to guess, so come visit our displays set up on the upper and lower levels of the Museum for your chance to win!!

Come by the Museum to Play our “What Is It?” Game for a Chance to WIN!

We have brought the popular “What Is It?” game from our Heritage Day event to the Museum for the summer season!¬†

To play, visit our display boxes set up on the main level and the lower level of the museum, and have a guess at what the selected objects might have been used for in years passed.

At the end of each month, the player with the most correct guesses will win a prize – July’s prize contains a Boston Pizza Gift Card, enter by July 31 to have a chance at this month’s prize.

Please join us at the Museum to play “What Is It?” and get to know the Museum’s collection and have fun while doing it!

Special¬† thanks to Pam Mahon and Sharon MacDonald for bringing “What Is It?” into the Museum for all visitors to play.

Museum of the Cariboo Chilcotin Giveaway by the Community Arts Council of Williams Lake

In celebration of Community Arts Council’s 50th Anniversary, and with support funding from the Central Cariboo Arts and Culture Society, the Community Arts Council of Williams Lake is spreading the arts and culture love around.

Please come by and enter your name at the Museum’s front desk for a chance to win the Museum of the Cariboo Chilcotin Raffle: A collection of historical literature, Pharis and Jason Romero CD, Arts Cards, and a handcrafted mug.

Raffle will close Sunday, July  14th at 6:00 p.m.

Please note: you must be able to pick up the prize!