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Bulkley Valley Museum

1425 Main Street, Smithers, British Columbia V0J 2N0, Canada
+1 250-847-5322
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Wonderful Museum

This is a very nice museum for a small town. The staff are there to answer any questions you may... read more

Reviewed 8 August 2017
Halifax, Canada
Superb Small Museum

This is what all small museums should be -- it's only a few rooms in the old courthouse, but... read more

Reviewed 4 July 2017
via mobile
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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.
  • Excellent33%
  • Very good56%
  • Average11%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
8 Aug 2017
“Wonderful Museum”
18 Apr 2017
“Keeping History alive.”
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Hours Today: 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
1425 Main Street, Smithers, British Columbia V0J 2N0, Canada
+1 250-847-5322
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Reviewed 8 August 2017

This is a very nice museum for a small town. The staff are there to answer any questions you may have. The displays are well done.

1  Thank gjsamson
Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

This is what all small museums should be -- it's only a few rooms in the old courthouse, but carefully curated. You get a sense of the conflicts that took place in the town's creation, the dispossession of native peoples, and also -- through an...More

1  Thank Philip6262
Management response:Responded 17 August 2017

Thank you so much for your thoughtful review! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed the exhibits, and your appreciation for the work that went into creating the displays made our staff smile.

Reviewed 18 April 2017

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

Thank Klaus M
Reviewed 3 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.

1  Thank Jimbo999186402
Reviewed 15 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.

1  Thank Wewilling7
Reviewed 18 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.More

Thank maryfinch
Management response:Responded 13 April 2017

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,...More

Reviewed 29 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...More

Thank wmcduff
Reviewed 30 April 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
Reviewed 20 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...More

2  Thank NG_Travel
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