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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.

Planning your visit to Smithers?

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!

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Membership support is vital to the health and success of our museum. In addition, we are always looking for new volunteers help out with fundraising, event planning, and more!

Temporary Exhibits

Temporary Exhibits at the Bulkley Valley Museum:

  • Asian Canadians of Smithers

    Aug, 2017

  • Asian Canadians of Smithers 1913-1953

    1425 Main Street

    August 1, 2017 @ 9:00 am - December 31, 2018 @ 5:00 pm

    Through census data, newspapers, family testimony, oral histories, and published secondary sources, this exhibit examines the experiences of early Chinese and

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    Apr, 2018

  • INFLUENZA: The Spanish Flu in Smithers

    1425 Main Street

    April 12, 2018 @ 8:00 am - January 27, 2019 @ 5:00 pm

    In 1918 a deadly virus swept across a world already suffering from the losses of the First World War. What became

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