Employment Opportunity: Old Church Custodian

The Bulkley Valley Museum is seeking a contract custodian for the Old Church in Smithers (3704 1st Avenue).   Job Type: Contract Hours: Flexible, dependent on rental of the Old Church hall Compensation: monthly retainer of $125, plus $22 per cleaning (approx. 1 hour/cleaning) Primary cleaning duties include: Floors: sweep and mop washroom and kitchen […]

Who Was Tatlow?

The following story was written by Lynn Shervill, and is republished here with permission from the author. Lynn is also the author of the Smithers history book “From Swamp to Village” . WHO WAS TATLOW? Even after living in a town for many years, I can’t seem to acquire a working knowledge of its street […]

July 1st 2022 “Off Main Street” History Walk

Our annual downtown history walk is back July 1st 2022! This year our walk will venture off of Main Street for the first time to focus on the history of sections of Queen Street, Alfred Avenue, and Broadway Avenue in the downtown core. The walk begins at 10am and will run for approximately 1.5 hours. […]

BV Museum AGM: May 19 2022

The annual general meeting of the Bulkley Valley Historical & Museum Society will be held on May 19th at 4:30pm at the Bulkley Valley Museum (1425 Main Street). AGM attendance is vital to our organization, with some grants requiring a certain level of attendance for the board’s appointment. If you prefer to attend virtually please […]

Summer 2022 Employment Opportunities

As of April 24th this  job posting has closed, thank you to those who applied!   We are seeking applicants for our Museum Assistant summer positions! Please note that the final number of positions hired, and the duration of employment are conditional on final approval from the funding bodies. SALARY : $16/hour + 4% vacation […]

2022 Family Day FUN Take-Out Kits

Family Day “take-out” kits are back for 2022! Enjoy a free, fun art activity courtesy of the Smithers Art Gallery and Bulkley Valley Museum! Kits will be available for pickup from the Gallery and Museum during regular hours of operation on February 18th and 19th. The Province of British Columbia has provided the Bulkley Valley […]

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 […]