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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:

Latest News


July 1st 2022 “Off Main Street” History Walk

Our annual downtown history walk is back July 1st 2022! This year our walk will venture off of Main Street for the first time to focus on the history of sections of Queen Street, Alfred Avenue, and Broadway Avenue in the downtown core. The walk begins at 10am and will run for approximately 1.5 hours. […]

BV Museum AGM: May 19 2022

The annual general meeting of the Bulkley Valley Historical & Museum Society will be held on May 19th at 4:30pm at the Bulkley Valley Museum (1425 Main Street). AGM attendance is vital to our organization, with some grants requiring a certain level of attendance for the board’s appointment. If you prefer to attend virtually please […]

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