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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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Employment Opportunity: Old Church Custodian

The Bulkley Valley Museum is seeking a contract custodian for the Old Church in Smithers (3704 1st Avenue).   Job Type: Contract Hours: Flexible, dependent on rental of the Old Church hall Compensation: monthly retainer of $125, plus $22 per cleaning (approx. 1 hour/cleaning) Primary cleaning duties include: Floors: sweep and mop washroom and kitchen […]

Who Was Tatlow?

The following story was written by Lynn Shervill, and is republished here with permission from the author. Lynn is also the author of the Smithers history book “From Swamp to Village” . WHO WAS TATLOW? Even after living in a town for many years, I can’t seem to acquire a working knowledge of its street […]

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