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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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Shared Histories Film Screening

December 15th, 7pm at the Della Herman Theatre in Smithers, join us for a special preview screening of the new “Shared Histories” films, created for the upcoming BV Museum exhibition. This is a free but *ticketed* event. Get your tickets at the BV Museum, Mountain Eagle Books, or Mills Office Productivity and Books. Filmed and […]

Cookies from the Archives 2022

Our Cookies from the Archives fundraiser is back for a third year! The 15 and 30 piece boxes feature recipes from the museum’s archival collection and Rustica Woodfired Bakery classics. Order by calling 250-847-5322 or email curator@bvmuseum.org by December 15th. Pickup days will be December 20th and 21st.  

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