July 1st 2024 Smithers History Walk

Our July 1st downtown history walk returns for 2024! This year’s walk focuses on the history of some of the many fires on Main Street in the early decades of Smithers history – how they affected the town, and contributed to the development of our fire fighting services. Walk itinerary: Meet at the Smithers Fire […]

Notice of BV Museum Annual General Meeting

Our annual general meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 7th at 4:30pm at the Old Church (3704 1st Avenue). AGM attendance is vital to our organization, with some grants requiring a certain level of attendance for the board’s election. Please consider attending if you are available! RSVPs are appreciated. Meeting materials will be sent […]

Summer 2024 Employment Opportunities

The Bulkley Valley Museum invites applications from creative and outgoing individuals for two (2) Museum Assistant positions (seasonal full-time). Please note that the final number of positions hired, and the duration of employment are conditional on final approval from the funding bodies. SALARY : $17.75/hour + 4% vacation pay HOURS: 35 hours/week, for 16 weeks […]

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 […]

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 […]

Special Exhibition: Our Climate Quest

The Bulkley Valley Museum is pleased to welcome the exhibition “Our Climate Quest” in Smithers between September 25 – October 3rd 2023. This FREE exhibit will be displayed at the Old Church (3704 First Avenue) from 9am-5pm September 25-29 and October 2nd and 3rd (closed Sept 30th for Truth and Reconciliation Day and Sunday Oct […]

July 1st 2023 Smithers History Walk

Photo of Alfred Avenue with old buildings

Our July 1st downtown history walk returns for 2023! This “off Main Street” version of the walk focuses on the history of the businesses and residences on the “side streets” and avenues of downtown: Queen Street, Alfred Avenue, Broadway Avenue, and First Avenue. The walk will also discuss the 100th anniversary of the 1923 Chinese […]

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 […]