The potato House Project

is a non-profit sustainable community centre located on Secwepemc1 traditional territory.

At the potato house, we are committed to providing the tools and resources so our community members can achieve sustainable lifestyles. We’re always striving to deliver environmentally friendly, creative, and educational events and fundraisers. We have been an operating non profit organization for over 10 years! The heritage house “The Potato House” is located at 49 Borland St, downtown Williams Lake on the land of the Secwepemc1 in the central Cariboo region of British Columbia.



Tours of the house

We love to welcome our visitors into the Potato House! There is so much history and character within the house to learn from. It is the only registered heritage home in Williams Lake.

compost site

We’re the only drive through composting site in British Columbia, open to the public 365 days of the year! Our composting services are located on site and maintained by local volunteers.

bee hives

The founder of the Potato House, Mary Forbes, has a husband with a passion for beekeeping. We are so lucky to have beautiful bees on our property to pollinate our gardens!


A truly amazing venue for local arts and culture events. This space is by far the most welcoming in all of Williams Lake. I always look forward to the next thing that the Potato House does.

— L. Stronghold

The Potato House is an amazing centre for learning about local history and sustainable living. Their gardens and composting centre are open all the time and the heritage house is open regular business hours in the summertime. Their school programs are very thoughtful and engaging for students. They do amazing work throughout the community raising funds for the general wellbeing of the community. For anyone looking to learn more about local history and environmentalism, this is the place to go.

J. Borsato

COntact Us

49 Borland St
Williams Lake BC
V2G 1P9

(236) 307-0566