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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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    May, 2024

  • From the Back Room

    May 29 - September 6

    Our permanent collection includes over 3400 artifacts, over 10,000 photographs, and nearly countless archival documents, maps, newspapers, and more. However, we

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Latest News


July 1st 2024 Smithers History Walk

Our July 1st downtown history walk returns for 2024! This year’s walk focuses on the history of some of the many fires on Main Street in the early decades of Smithers history – how they affected the town, and contributed to the development of our fire fighting services. Walk itinerary: Meet at the Smithers Fire […]

Notice of BV Museum Annual General Meeting

Our annual general meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 7th at 4:30pm at the Old Church (3704 1st Avenue). AGM attendance is vital to our organization, with some grants requiring a certain level of attendance for the board’s election. Please consider attending if you are available! RSVPs are appreciated. Meeting materials will be sent […]

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