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Since 1967 the Bulkley Valley Museum has built up a permanent collection of artifacts and archival materials which comprises the social and technological development of the Bulkley Valley. The Museum’s archival collections include family and corporate fonds, microfilmed editions of the Interior News and other newspapers, as well as a collection of several thousand photographs depicting Smithers and the surrounding Valley from the early 1900s to present.

Planning your visit to Smithers?

The Bulkley Valley Museum collects, preserves and presents items of historical and cultural significance from Smithers and the Bulkley Valley, with the purpose of making our local history exciting and engaging.

The BV Museum’s artifact collection includes over 3,400 items related to the history of the Bulkley Valley, with a predominant focus on the Town of Smithers.

The museum receives support for its activities and programs from local businesses through donations or memberships. Please consider a donation to help your local museum!

Membership support is vital to the health and success of our museum. In addition, we are always looking for new volunteers to help out with fundraising, event planning, and more!

Temporary Exhibits

Temporary Exhibits at the Bulkley Valley Museum:

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    Nov, 2021

  • Our Living Languages

    November 25, 2021 - May 28, 2022

    On loan from the Royal BC Museum, this special traveling exhibition encourages Canadians to learn more about the challenges faced by

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Latest News

Cookies from the Archives 2021

Our Cookies from the Archives fundraiser is back for a second year! Delicious recipes from the museum’s archives collection, prepared by Rustica Woodfired Bakery.  

Looking Back at Remembrance Day in Smithers

Remembrance Day was first observed in Canada, and throughout the British Commonwealth in 1919. It was originally called “Armistice Day”, to commemorate the armistice agreement that had ended the First World War at 11 a.m. on November 11th, 1918 – the eleventh hour, of the eleventh day, of the eleventh month. Following demobilization of the […]

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