Featured Artifact: Patent Medicines from the BV Museum Collection

Famous (or infamous) for their flashy advertisements and curative promises, patent medicines had their hey-day of popularity in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Patent medicines existed to cure or prevent nearly every thinkable ailment: from pimples, to cancer. Many claimed to be effective against a large range of ailments, both internal and external. Patent […]

Winter 2018 Updates

  2018 is shaping up to be a somewhat off-beat year for the Museum so far! In January the Museum closed its exhibit galleries while we completed an overhaul of our museum storage areas. Brand new mobile shelving units were installed in both the Museum’s artifact and archival storage spaces, increasing our available storage capacity […]

Welcome to our New Website!

BV Museum | Smithers, BC

The BV Museum is thrilled to launch its refreshed website! Funding for our marketing refresh was provided by Wetzink’wa Community Forest Corporation. The new website was designed by Websites by Emily Hashemi and our logo was given a makeover by Sandra Smith at Design Works. A big thank you to all those involved!

Culture Café Thursdays

The Bulkley Valley Museum and Smithers Art Gallery have joined up to offer extended opening hours! On Thursday evenings from September through December the Museum and Gallery will be open until 7pm, and offering light refreshments after 5pm. Drop by for a coffee or tea, and get a dose of local art, history and culture!

Museum Cemetery Walk 2017

The sun was just peaking out for the Museum’s third annual Cemetery Walk on October 28th. 35 participants joined us to learn about the lives and deaths of some early residents of Smithers, including Warren Lewis and the DeVoins, Danny Foster, Tom Monks, Joey Aida and more. Thanks to everyone who joined – we’re already […]