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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 at the Bulkley Valley Museum:
Greetings From Smithers: Our Tourism History
June 3, 2022 - September 9, 2023
This new multimedia exhibition explores the history of local tourism and recreation through postcards, photographs, film, souvenirs, and ephemera from theView Event
The Babine Lake Mammoth: Bones From an Ice Age Giant
January 5 - December 10
In 1971 an incredible discovery was made on the shores of Lake Babine when a mining excavation revealed the bones ofView Event
A Royal Affair: Past Coronation Events in Smithers
Whether you’re waking up at 3am to watch the broadcast live, or couldn’t care less about the whole darn thing, there’s no denying that the coronation of a British monarch is an event steeped in history. Like many museums across the country, the BV Museum’s collection contains items marking coronations that took place in the […]
BV Museum AGM: May 17th 2023
The annual general meeting of the BV Museum will be held on Wednesday May 17th 2023, at 4:30pm at the Old Church (3704 First Ave). AGM attendance is vital to our organization, with some grants requiring a certain level of attendance for the board’s appointment. Please consider attending if you are available! RSVPs are appreciated. […]