Step into the Museum of the Cariboo-Chilcotin
and discover the history of Williams Lake and surrounding region. More than 8000 artifacts tell the stories of aboriginal people, fur trappers, pioneers, ranching, rodeos, forestry, railroading, businesses, schools and much more.
Ranching played a central part in the history of Williams Lake and the Cariboo-Chilcotin — the oldest ranches in western Canada are here and still operating. Consequently, the Museum emphasizes a western theme including rodeos, especially the world famous Williams Lake Stampede. The Museum is also home to the BC Cowboy Hall of Fame.