Hours

October – December 2018

Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm
Saturdays: 12 – 4pm

Admission to the Museum is by donation. 

For Teachers

The Bulkley Valley Museum welcomes local teachers to book tours and educational programs for their classes. Educational programs and tours can be booked by contacting the Museum at 250-847-5322, or emailing Educational Programmer Shalome Cowley at info@bvmuseum.org. Currently all class tours and programs are by donation.

Current program themes offered by the Museum include:
  • Fossils
  • Grand Trunk Pacific Railway
  • Graphic Arts
  • Culinary Arts
  • Transportation
  • Creative Writing
  • Historical Mysteries
  • Mapping
  • Building Our Main Street
  • Curator Decision
  • Genealogy
  • Tools and Gadgets
  • Early Community
  • Pioneer School House
  • Time Detectives
  • Lillian Alling
  • Graveyard Tour
  • Asian Canadians in Smithers
  • Spanish Flu

*we continue to develop a variety of programs to meet curricular content across all grades and look forward to working with you.

*several of these Programs have 1-3 potential accompanying activities to choose from, or combine together, and most can be adapted to most grades K-12.

The Museum also welcomes teachers to deliver their own lesson plans within the Museum, or to discuss programming ideas and options with staff. Teachers also have full access to our Collections Online web portal, featuring over 4000 images as well as digitized primary source documents and artifact photographs available for in-classroom use.

Group Tours

Bus tours and other special interest groups (e.g. conference participants) are welcome to book tours of the Museum. Tours outside of our regular business hours are available upon request. The Museum also offers an historical Main Street walking tour that guides participants through the history and heritage buildings of Main Street. Please contact the Museum for more information and staff availability.

Cost: by donation

To book a tour, contact the Museum at 250-847-5322 or email curator@bvmuseum.org

Cultural Access Pass

The Bulkley Valley Museum is now an official Cultural Access Pass attraction!

The Institute for Canadian Citizenship’s Cultural Access Pass is a gift to Canada’s newest citizens and their children. It offers a year of free access to Canadian attractions across the country from museums and historic sites, to national and provincial parks. The Bulkley Valley Museum is proud to join this list of over 1400 attractions!

Picking Up Your CAP: The BV Museum is also a designated Pickup Location where CAP cards can be printed. If you are an eligible participant in northwestern BC who has not yet picked up the membership card, we will be happy to assist you! CAP cards can be printed during the Museum’s regular business hours: Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm. To make different pickup arrangements contact the Museum in advance.

To learn more about the Cultural Access Pass program, visit The Institute for Canadian Citizenship or contact the Museum.