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Museum of The Cariboo Chilcotin

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Excellent and worth a visit

This museum does a great job of sharing the rich and colourful history of ranching in the area, as... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
leoniet118
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Canada
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Very interesting and informative and excellent curation make these exhibits well worth the stop and... read more

Reviewed June 12, 2019
Harry J
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Williams Lake, Canada
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1660B Broadway Ave S, Williams Lake, British Columbia V2G 2W4, Canada
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This museum does a great job of sharing the rich and colourful history of ranching in the area, as well as history around settlements that came about as a result of the gold rush. These wonderful stories have to be kept alive. This museum is...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank leoniet118
Reviewed June 12, 2019

Very interesting and informative and excellent curation make these exhibits well worth the stop and the time to explore.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Harry J
Reviewed March 26, 2019

What a neat museum to discover within the Visitor Centre! I thought it was full of wonderful artifacts, and set-up in a way that was easy to read through and get a sense of what life was like for the people who helped build this...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank misswhits
Reviewed November 11, 2018

Includes history of area, a "cabin" where you can meet "host for the guest lodge", many things to do plus excellent coffee shop.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Rider C
MuseumCariboo, Manager at Museum of The Cariboo Chilcotin, responded to this reviewResponded November 20, 2018

Thank you for your review and for stopping by the museum!

Reviewed September 22, 2018

Super helpful staff Sherry and Madeline. Cute stuff to buy for the grandkids at home. Impressive cowboy memorabilia and First Nation artifacts. Lots more. They have an elavator for those who need one.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank barongruda
MuseumCariboo, Manager at Museum of The Cariboo Chilcotin, responded to this reviewResponded September 24, 2018

Thank you for your review and for taking the time to tour through the Museum of the Cariboo Chilcotin!

Reviewed August 24, 2018

The Museum of the Cariboo Chilcotin has temporarily relocated to the Tourism Discovery Centre located on Highway 97 at the south end of Williams Lake. Only some of the artifacts from the museum and the BC Cowboy Hall of Fame are on display in that...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Heather A
MuseumCariboo, Manager at Museum of The Cariboo Chilcotin, responded to this reviewResponded September 14, 2018

Thank you Heather, and thank you for adding our location change! Your feedback is greatly appreciated! We are in the process of completing changes to our Trip Advisor profile to show the new location and up to date information. Museum of the Cariboo Chilcotin

Reviewed October 23, 2017

I heard a lot of good things about this museum and decided to stop in at their new location. What a disappointment, the new location is not good. The fellow at the desk did not even look up to welcome me when I entered. Spend...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank PaoliLLH
MuseumCariboo, Manager at Museum of The Cariboo Chilcotin, responded to this reviewResponded September 14, 2018

Good morning PaoliLLH, We would like to thank you for your review, and apologize for your experience with the Museum of the Cariboo Chilcotin. We will be addressing your concerns and looking into resolving this immediately. If you are in Williams Lake again, please stop...More

Reviewed June 20, 2017

We were unable to tour the museum when we went because it is relocating to temporary space in the Tourist Information building south of Williams Lake on Highway 97. The space will be much smaller with only a small portion of the collection on display...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Larry B
MuseumCariboo, Manager at Museum of The Cariboo Chilcotin, responded to this reviewResponded September 14, 2018

Good morning Larry, We apologize that you were unable to view the museum, we thank you for your interest in wishing to view our displays and history of the Cariboo Chilcotin, and appreciate your review. We are now located at 1660 B Broadway Avenue South,...More

Reviewed March 4, 2017

I took a couple of hours today to sneak to town from my logging camp and check out this small but packed museum. It does an excellent job of highlighting the short but colourful history of the Williams Lake region. It's main floor is filled...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Gharakh
MuseumCariboo, Manager at Museum of The Cariboo Chilcotin, responded to this reviewResponded September 14, 2018

Good morning Matthew, We would like to thank you for your review, taking the time to visit the Museum and to learn about the history of the Cariboo Chilcotin. If you are in Williams Lake again, we have moved to a new location at 1660...More

Reviewed December 19, 2016

Always love to visit this unique little museum. So much local history and very cool ranching stuff - it hosts the BC Cowboy Hall of Fame! Totally worth the visit, I try to go whenever I get the chance.

Date of experience: December 2016
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