Upcoming Event: Canada Day Culture Crawl

The Museum’s popular Canada Day Culture Crawl walking tour is back again on July 1st! Historian Harry Kruisselbrink and Museum Curator Kira Westby lead participants on a walk through Smithers history, starting at the Central Park Building at 10am and finishing at the GTP/CN rail station. Highlights include a stop at the fire station, the […]

Upcoming Event: “Behind the Scenes” Open House

The Bulkley Valley Museum welcomes community members for an exclusive peek “behind the scenes” at our Open House! Drop in the Museum on May 24th and 25th from 12-7pm for a tour of our back room artifact storage area and to learn about museum curation and digitization with our staff. For more information about this event […]

Featured Artifact: Patent Medicines from the BV Museum Collection

Famous (or infamous) for their flashy advertisements and curative promises, patent medicines had their hey-day of popularity in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Patent medicines existed to cure or prevent nearly every thinkable ailment: from pimples, to cancer. Many claimed to be effective against a large range of ailments, both internal and external. Patent […]

Summer Employment Opportunities

The Bulkley Valley Museum is seeking applicants for its summer student positions of Collections Assistant and Digitization Technician. Please note that the number of positions and the duration of employment are conditional on final approval from the funding bodies, Young Canada Works and Canada Summer Jobs. Salary: $13/hour Hours: 35 hours/week for up to 16 […]

Winter 2018 Updates

  2018 is shaping up to be a somewhat off-beat year for the Museum so far! In January the Museum closed its exhibit galleries while we completed an overhaul of our museum storage areas. Brand new mobile shelving units were installed in both the Museum’s artifact and archival storage spaces, increasing our available storage capacity […]

Welcome to our New Website!

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The BV Museum is thrilled to launch its refreshed website! Funding for our marketing refresh was provided by Wetzink’wa Community Forest Corporation. The new website was designed by Websites by Emily Hashemi and our logo was given a makeover by Sandra Smith at Design Works. A big thank you to all those involved!

Culture Café Thursdays

Culture Cafe

The Bulkley Valley Museum and Smithers Art Gallery have joined up to offer extended opening hours! On Thursday evenings from September through December the Museum and Gallery will be open until 7pm, and offering light refreshments after 5pm. Drop by for a coffee or tea, and get a dose of local art, history and culture!

Museum Cemetery Walk 2017

Museum Walk

The sun was just peaking out for the Museum’s third annual Cemetery Walk on October 28th. 35 participants joined us to learn about the lives and deaths of some early residents of Smithers, including Warren Lewis and the DeVoins, Danny Foster, Tom Monks, Joey Aida and more. Thanks to everyone who joined – we’re already […]