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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.

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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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    Jun, 2020

  • From the Back Room

    June 1, 2020 - December 31, 2021

    Inspired by our annual summer newspaper series From the Back Room, published by the Smithers Interior News, this exhibition features artifacts

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Latest News


Fiddling in the Museum 2021

Fiddling in the Museum is back for 2021! We have 10 seats available for a free fiddling concert on August 14th at 10am in the museum, featuring Kiri Daust, Tirion Grice and Marion Rose. Register for your seat by calling 250-847-5322. This event is part of the Spirit of the North Classical Music Festival and […]

July 1st Special Edition Cemetery Walk

If you’ve never had the chance to attend one of the BV Museum’s annual cemetery walks, this is the event for you! On July 1st we’ll be holding a special edition of the cemetery walk, featuring some of our Curator’s favourite stories from past walks. Join us at 11am or 2pm and learn about the […]

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