British Columbia Cowboy Hall of Fame

The Museum of the Cariboo Chilcotin is home to the British Columbia Cowboy Hall of Fame. The museum has hosted the hall of fame since 1998. The goal of the hall of fame is to preserve the memories, accomplishments, and experiences of individuals who have worked on or managed ranches in British Columbia. With the support of the British Columbia Cowboy Heritage Society, the museum maintains a number of exhibits that contain artifacts, photos, and narratives of the hall of fame members. These artifacts include ranching equipment, tools, saddles, spurs, brands, and trophies.

Many inductees into the hall of fame are posthumous, such as Lloyd Cyclone Smith, depicted above. There is no restriction on age, gender, class, or ethnic background. If you know someone who should be inducted into the hall of fame for their work on a ranch or as a competitive cowboy, consider nominating them. Nomination documents are available at the museum.