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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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    Jun, 2020

  • From the Back Room

    June 1, 2020 - December 31, 2021

    Inspired by our annual summer newspaper series From the Back Room, published by the Smithers Interior News, this exhibition features artifacts

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Latest News


Smithers Centennial Walk October 11th

2021 marks the 100th anniversary of Smithers becoming BC’s first incorporated village! Learn about this history on our October 11th Centennial Walk. The walk runs at 10am and 2pm, starting at the BV Museum (1425 Main). We have 30 spots available per walk – reserve yours by calling 250-847-5322 or email info@bvmuseum.org. Participants are encouraged […]

BV Museum AGM September 23rd 2021

The 2020 annual general meeting of the Bulkley Valley Historical & Museum Society will be held on September 23rd at 4:30pm at the Old Church in Smithers. AGM attendance is vital to our organization, with some grants requiring a certain level of attendance for the board’s appointment. In order to elect our board, we need […]

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