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Bulkley Valley Museum

Closed Now: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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Museum, art gallery, and farmers market on Saturday fun

We were visiting and walking through the town on a Saturday am and we came across the farmers... read more

Reviewed August 4, 2018
Oliver, Canada
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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 August 8, 2017
Alberta, Canada
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4 Aug 2018
“Museum, art gallery, and farmers market on Saturday fun”
8 Aug 2017
“Wonderful Museum”
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 temporary and permanent displays on local...more
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1425 Main Street, Smithers, British Columbia V0J 2N0, Canada
+1 250-847-5322
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Reviewed August 4, 2018 via mobile

We were visiting and walking through the town on a Saturday am and we came across the farmers market which had lots of neat things and local meats and vegetables. There was a piano for people to play and the museum and art gallery in...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 8, 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.

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank gjsamson
Reviewed July 4, 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

Date of experience: July 2017
3  Thank Philip6262
Management response:Responded August 17, 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 April 18, 2017

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

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Klaus M
Reviewed July 3, 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.

Date of experience: June 2016
1  Thank Jimbo999186402
Reviewed August 15, 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.

Date of experience: July 2015
1  Thank Wewilling7
Reviewed February 18, 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

Date of experience: May 2014
Thank maryfinch
Management response:Responded April 13, 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 June 29, 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

Date of experience: June 2014
Thank wmcduff
Reviewed April 30, 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 August 20, 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

Date of experience: July 2011
2  Thank NG_Travel
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