October – December 2018 Hours

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 for their classes. Class tours can be booked by contacting the Museum at 250-847-5322, or emailing the Curator Kira Westby at curator@bvmuseum.com

Current programming offered by the Museum include:

For grades K-4, students interact with our Rail History exhibit by becoming rail road workers. Students are given an introduction to the system of lantern signals used to instruct train engineers on how to move their train within a station yard.

For grade 5, the Museum’s Asian Canadians of Smithers exhibit ties to the new Grade 5 Social Studies curriculum and its goals for students to “understand the changing nature of Canadian immigration over time” and “past discriminatory government policies and actions”. Teachers are welcome to use the exhibit content to augment their lesson plans on these topics.

The Museum welcomes teachers to provide 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.


Bus tours and other groups are welcome to book tours of the Museum. The Museum also offers a historical Main Street walking tour that guides participants through the history and heritage buildings of Main Street.

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.