Community Heritage Register Consultation Period

We want to hear from you! The Bulkley Valley Museum, with support from the Town of Smithers, is compiling a Community Heritage Register. The purpose of a Community Heritage Register is a list of properties that are recognized as having heritage value or character. It is an important educational tool that formally identifies and documents […]

Shared Histories Film Screening

December 15th, 7pm at the Della Herman Theatre in Smithers, join us for a special preview screening of the new “Shared Histories” films, created for the upcoming BV Museum exhibition. This is a free but *ticketed* event. Get your tickets at the BV Museum or Mills Office Productivity and Books. Filmed and edited by Facundo […]

Cookies from the Archives 2022

Our Cookies from the Archives fundraiser is back for a third year! The 15 and 30 piece boxes feature recipes from the museum’s archival collection and Rustica Woodfired Bakery classics. Order by calling 250-847-5322 or email by December 15th. Pickup days will be December 20th and 21st.  

Accessioning the Bill Dungate Photographic Collection

In mid-August of 2021, a nondescript cardboard box full of envelopes was donated to the Bulkley Valley Museum. Within each envelope were strips upon strips of black-and-white negatives depicting people, scenery, and events from Houston, B.C. This pictorial treasure trove was the work of photographer Bill Dungate, who with his camera and darkroom documented nearly […]

Eighth Annual Cemetery Walk: October 15th and 16th 2022

Join us for our eight annual Cemetery Walk! The walk will run on Saturday October 15th and Sunday October 16th, 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. […]

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 […]