Museum Grand Opening, 26 May 2018

The Museum of the Cariboo Chilcotin is hosting its grand opening to celebrate its summer exhibitions and the start of a fresh tourism season ahead of tourism week. Cookies, tea, and coffee are by donation. All are welcome and encouraged to attend. Here’s to a successful summer! The open house is from 10 AM until 3 PM.

Location: 1660 Broadway Ave S Williams Lake, BC.

Museum Grand Opening May 26

The Museum of the Cariboo Chilcotin is excited to announce our grand opening, scheduled for May 26, 2018, at the museum between 10 AM and 3 PM. We will be unveiling our new themed exhibits and some remodeled exhibits. There will be coffee and cookies available throughout the day for visitors. We are very excited for the event!

Reminder: Special Membership Meeting

The Museum of the Cariboo Chilcotin would like to send a friendly reminder to everyone about our special membership meeting tonight (april 26) at 7 PM at 450 Mart St. Williams Lake (City Hall) to present and review the 2017-2018 financial statements.

We thank all members for their continued support and interest.

Special Membership Meeting

The Museum of the Cariboo Chilcotin invites its membership and any interested public to attend our special general membership meeting on April 26 at 7 PM at City Hall (450 Mart St. Williams Lake BC). The meeting is intended for the board of directors to present and review the 2017-2018 financial statements.

If you have any questions or concerns about the meeting please do not hesitate to ask museum staff, 9 AM to 5 PM at the museum (B-1660 Broadway Ave S Williams Lake BC)

Cowboy Coffee House: April 13 at 7 PM at the Longhouse

Join us for the second event in our new series of fundraisers for the museum at the Longhouse on the Stampede Grounds for the April 13th Cowboy Coffee House. Beginning at 7 PM, the event features live music with lots of baked goodies, coffee, and tea. Wayne Lucier and Even Fuller will be performing. Be sure to get your tickets now before they sell out! They are available at the museum, Margetts Meats, and the Open Book. For the full event details, download our poster here.

Thank You for Support from BC Wildfires T-Shirt Fundraiser

Recently, the Museum of the Cariboo Chilcotin Society received a generous donation from the BC Wildfires T-Shirt Fundraiser. We are hugely appreciative for the support received, especially in the aftermath of the 2017 wildfires, which dramatically impacted our ability to engage with the community. We are extremely fortunate to be in the minds of many and are immensely grateful.

Museum Summer Students Posting

The Museum is looking for students with interests in local history to complete curatorial projects and assist with the operations of the museum over the summer of 2018.


  • Currently enrolled in and returning to full-time post-secondary studies.
  • Canadian Citizen, permanent resident or refugee status in Canada between 15 and 30 years old.

Preference will be given to those enrolled in a relevant field such as museum studies, history, anthropology, archeology, sociology, conservation, or Indigenous studies.


Skill and Knowledge Requirements:

  • Excellent research, organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills;
  • Strong writing, speaking, and critical thinking skills;
  • Flexible, resourceful, able to work both as part of a team and independently within workplace guidelines;
  • Able to switch between various ongoing projects and prioritize goals as needed;
  • Efficient knowledge of computer software applications including Microsoft Word, Excel, and Access;


Term: Seasonal full-time, for up to 14 weeks between May 14 and August 18, 2018.


Wage: $14.00/hour.


Application Deadline: Tuesday, May 1, 2018


Required Documents:

  • Resumé
  • Cover Letter
  • Official Post-Secondary Transcript
  • Proof of enrollment in Fall 2018


Apply in person at 1660 Broadway Ave S, Williams Lake, just ask for Joe; or send documents to Joe via e-mail: Inquiries can also be made to the museum at 250-392-7404.


We thank all applicants for their interest – only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


This position, including but not limited to the wage amount and term of employment are subject to funding through the Canada Summer Jobs and Young Canada Works programs for 2018.

Easter Hours

Please be advised that the Museum of the Cariboo Chilcotin will be closed on Friday March 30 through Monday April 2 for the Easter long weekend. We apologize for any inconvenience and hope everyone has a great long weekend. We will resume our regular hours, weekdays 9 AM to 5 PM, on Tuesday April 3.