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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:

  • 26

    Feb, 2024

  • BC’s Marvellous Mushrooms

    February 26 - May 25

    BC’s Marvellous Mushrooms continues from February 26 -May 25 2024! This exhibition, created by the Royal BC Museum, explores the science

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  • 29

    May, 2024

  • From the Back Room

    May 29 - September 6

    Our permanent collection includes over 3900 artifacts, and over 10,000 archival items and photographs. However, we only have space to display

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Latest News


Call for Artists for Joint Exhibition

Art and museums combine with a fantastic collaboration this January – Fabulous Forests and Marvellous Mushrooms! We are collaborating with Smithers Art Gallery to bring together a joint exhibition featuring natural science, and art and craft work created by the community. We envision forests and fungi art and craft work throughout both spaces, showcasing our community […]

Heritage Speaker Event: The Babine Lake Mammoth and BC Megafauna

The BVM is excited to welcome SFU PhD candidate Laura Termes to Smithers! Laura is a researcher with the BC Megafauna Project at SFU, and her PhD is focused on the lives of ice age mammals from the province. In 2020-2021 Laura worked with the BVM to organize the radiocarbon dating of our mammoth rib […]

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