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Address: 1425 Main Street, Smithers, British Columbia V0J 2N0, Canada
Phone Number:
+1 250-847-5322
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

Explore the natural and human history of Smithers and the surrounding...

Explore the natural and human history of Smithers and the surrounding Bulkley Valley at the Bulkley Valley Museum. Located in the historic Central Park Building, the Museum features engaging and informative displays on local history and culture, including Driftwood Canyon fossils, our Artifact of the Month, and Smithers "gift to civilization" - the egg carton! Explore the streets of Smithers with our free Culture Crawl walking tour - your guide to historic buildings, gardens, and exhibits around the town. The Museum is fully accessible, has ample on-site parking for RVs, and is kid-friendly! The Bulkley Valley Museum is yours to discover.

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Keeping History alive.

Very knowledgeable staff. Good Location.Good archives. They organize an annual walking tour of historic buildings in Smithers BC.

Reviewed 1 week ago
Klaus M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very knowledgeable staff. Good Location.Good archives. They organize an annual walking tour of historic buildings in Smithers BC.

Thank Klaus M
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 July 2016

Really interesting place to visit. Staff were helpful and very well informed. The exhibits and the history of the town are well worth a visit.

Thank Jimbo999186402
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Reviewed 16 August 2015

This is a great place to go if you want to learn about the Smithers and area history. The staff are friendly and knowledgeable. Artifacts are well displayed. They even had a game the kids played to learn about the area.

Thank Wewilling7
Smithers, Canada
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Reviewed 19 February 2015

Unfortunately this museum has very little space to display all that it has. Many things are stored away somewhere. It is interesting as it is but is missing much of the history of the valley because of lack of space.

Thank maryfinch
Management response:

Hi Mary, thanks for your comments! We have been taking steps to respond to visitor feedback by ensuring that with each new exhibit we maximize the artifacts and archival materials on display (while still balancing the need for space for a school group to visit, and accessibility for patrons with mobility issues!). To share more of the artifacts that we... More 

Prince Rupert, Canada
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Reviewed 30 June 2014

There was some neat things when I was here: things about European settlement; the First Nations of the area; a local inventor who created the egg carton and the club, among other things; and a mysterious post-war plane crash that the US military still won't talk about. The people working there were personable and friendly (I was still on my... More 

Thank wmcduff
Smithers, Canada
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Reviewed 1 May 2013

Love museums and this one is the same as many other small town museums. Still interesting to walk through, but nothing spectacular...

Thank Char D
Montreal, Canada
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Reviewed 21 August 2011

This is a short visit that will leave you wonder about the B36 story! This little museum is filled with an interresting collection.The friendly guide makes it more interresting. The presentation of the exhibits is beautiful and informative.. What an amazing collection...Very educational, bring the kids. Admission by donation, please leave something !

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