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 […]

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 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 […]

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. […]

Nurse, Teacher, Veteran: The Life of Emily McLaughlin

May 10th – 16th 2021 is Nurses’ Week in Canada, with May 12th internationally recognized as Nurses’ Day. Many dedicated and hardworking nurses have called Smithers home over the decades – from those who served at Smithers’ first hospital in 1921, to those working the front lines during the Covid-19 pandemic today. We have chosen […]