Looking Back at Remembrance Day in Smithers

Remembrance Day was first observed in Canada, and throughout the British Commonwealth in 1919. It was originally called “Armistice Day”, to commemorate the armistice agreement that had ended the First World War at 11 a.m. on November 11th, 1918 – the eleventh hour, of the eleventh day, of the eleventh month. Following demobilization of the […]

Seventh Annual Cemetery Walk: Oct 30 & 31 2021

Join us for our seventh annual Cemetery Walk! The walk will run on Saturday October 30th and Sunday October 31st, starting at 11am each day. The walk runs for approximately 1.5 hours. Meet at the Smithers Municipal Cemetery (1958 Dominion Street). Admission is free, donations in support of Museum events and activities are greatly appreciated. […]

Smithers Centennial Walk October 11th

2021 marks the 100th anniversary of Smithers becoming BC’s first incorporated village! Learn about this history on our October 11th Centennial Walk. The walk runs at 10am and 2pm, starting at the BV Museum (1425 Main). We have 30 spots available per walk – reserve yours by calling 250-847-5322 or email info@bvmuseum.org. Participants are encouraged […]

BV Museum AGM September 23rd 2021

The 2020 annual general meeting of the Bulkley Valley Historical & Museum Society will be held on September 23rd at 4:30pm at the Old Church in Smithers. AGM attendance is vital to our organization, with some grants requiring a certain level of attendance for the board’s appointment. In order to elect our board, we need […]

Fiddling in the Museum 2021

Fiddling in the Museum is back for 2021! We have 10 seats available for a free fiddling concert on August 14th at 10am in the museum, featuring Kiri Daust, Tirion Grice and Marion Rose. Register for your seat by calling 250-847-5322. This event is part of the Spirit of the North Classical Music Festival and […]

July 1st Special Edition Cemetery Walk

If you’ve never had the chance to attend one of the BV Museum’s annual cemetery walks, this is the event for you! On July 1st we’ll be holding a special edition of the cemetery walk, featuring some of our Curator’s favourite stories from past walks. Join us at 11am or 2pm and learn about the […]

BV Museum Summer Camp 2021

Discover local, natural, and world history with the Bulkley Valley Museum summer camp! Details: Dates: July 19th-23rd 2021. You can register for as many or as few days as you like. Times: 8:30am – 4:30pm Location: The Old Church in Smithers (3704 1st Avenue). Ages: 7-12 Cost: $30/day or $125 for full week Instructor: Ryan […]

Now, Hear This: Oral History at the BV Museum

The following blog post was contributed by the BV Museum’s 2020-21 Oral History Intern, Cassandra McKenney. The communities of the Bulkley Valley have so many stories and perspectives that have never been recorded or publicly shared. Oral history interviews give us an opportunity to capture these voices and archive them for future research or exhibitions. […]

Job Opportunity: Old Church Custodian

This job posting closed on June 4th 2021. The Bulkley Valley Museum is seeking a Custodian for the Old Church in Smithers (3704 1st Avenue). Duties include, but are not limited to: cleaning and inspection of the Old Church between rentals, occasional deep cleaning as needed, and seasonal snow removal of entry ways. Candidates must […]