Visitor Hours
Monday-Friday: 9am – 5pm
Saturday: 9am – 4pm
Closed Sundays and statutory holidays

Admission by donation.

Researcher Hours
Researchers can access the collections, including our newspapers.com subscription, by appointment Monday-Friday, 9:30am-4:30pm. Most of our collection items are stored offsite from the museum and prior notice is required to retrieve them for researcher access. Researchers are encouraged to consult the Collections Online website to submit their request for items. Contact curator@bvmuseum.org or call 250-847-5322 to book.

Covid-19 Safety

We strongly encourage visitors to continue to wear a mask in the museum, to help protect other visitors, our staff, and our senior volunteers.


  • The Museum is wheelchair and scooter accessible, although due to our location in an historic building, things are sometimes a tight fit. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to make your visit better!
  • Gender-neutral, accessible washroom
  • Free parking, including a dedicated accessible parking spot
  • Breastfeeding-friendly space

For Teachers

Check out our Education page for details on in-person programs and tours, and digital resources that can be used in the classroom, including videos of educational activities and crafts.

Our programming is formatted to meet Curricular Content areas, Big Ideas and Core Competencies across all grade K-12 and encompassing Social Studies, Science, Geography, and Language Arts.

Please contact the museum at 250-847-5322 or education@bvmuseum.org to book a class tour.

Group Tours

Bus tours and other special interest groups (e.g. conference participants) are welcome to book appointments to visit the museum. Tours outside of our regular business hours are available upon request. The Museum also offers a staff-guided Main Street walking tour featuring 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

Self-Guided Historical Walking Tour

The BV Museum’s historical walking tour is your guide to history in downtown Smithers! Pick up a brochure in the Museum or download a copy here. You can also view more information about historic buildings and landscapes in Smithers on the Virtual Exhibits page.

Tourism Smithers

Learn more about Smithers at tourismsmithers.com. You can also check out a Tourism Smithers story about the BV Museum here.