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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 at the Bulkley Valley Museum:
Greetings From Smithers: Our Tourism History
June 3, 2022 - September 9, 2023
This new multimedia exhibition explores the history of local tourism and recreation through postcards, photographs, film, souvenirs, and ephemera from theView Event
The Babine Lake Mammoth: Bones From an Ice Age Giant
January 5 - December 10
In 1971 an incredible discovery was made on the shores of Lake Babine when a mining excavation revealed the bones ofView Event
Summer 2023 Employment Opportunities
The BV Museum invites applications from creative, outgoing and responsible individuals for two Museum Assistant positions (seasonal full-time). Please note that the final number of positions hired, and the duration of employment are conditional on final approval from the funding bodies. SALARY : $16.50/hour + 4% vacation pay HOURS: 35 hours/week, for 16 weeks (approx. […]
“Unarchived” Screening Feb 23rd in Smithers
Join the BV Museum and Smithers Public Library for a free screening of the National Film Board of Canada documentary “Unarchived” on February 23rd at 7pm at the Old Church in Smithers. Watch the trailer: Unarchived – Trailer (2m00s) from NFB/marketing on Vimeo.