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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!

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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    Jan, 2024

  • BC’s Marvellous Mushrooms

    January 30, 2024 - May 30, 2024

    Coming in January to the Bulkley Valley Museum – BC’s Marvellous Mushrooms! This fun travelling exhibition, created by the Royal BC Museum,

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Latest News

Cookies from the Archives 2023

A tasty fundraiser is back for a fourth year! For 2023 the BV Museum has partnered with Rustica Woodfired Bakery to support the work of our friends at two local museums: the Telkwa Museum, and the Widzin Kwah Diyik Be Yikh (Widzin Kwah Canyon House Museum) in Witset. Both of these small community museums work […]

Ninth Annual Cemetery Walk: Oct 14 & 15

Join the BV Museum for our 9th annual Cemetery Walk! The walk will run on both Saturday October 14th and Sunday October 15th at 11am. Meet at the Smithers Cemetery (1958 Dominion Street). This is a free event! Donations in support of Museum events and activities are greatly appreciated. Please remember to dress for the […]

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