The Bulkley Valley Museum is located in Smithers, British Columbia, near the intersection of Main St. and Highway 16. Find the museum on our interactive map.
We are open to the public year round Monday to Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. May through August we are also open Saturdays, 9am-4pm. We are closed Sundays and statutory holidays, unless otherwise advertised for special events. Visit our Facebook page for our latest event listings or special hours.
Admission is by donation. The Museum is fully accessible, has ample on-site parking for cars or RVs, and is kid-friendly!
Traveling to Smithers
Located in Northwest British Columbia, the town of Smithers is accessible by road, rail and air. We are located on Highway 16 approximately mid-way between Prince George and Prince Rupert. VIA Rail’s famed Skeena route between Jasper, Alberta and Prince Rupert stops in Smithers daily. The recently expanded Smithers airport offer daily flights to and from Vancouver and other Western Canada locations. Airlines serving Smithers include Air Canada Jazz, Hawkair, and Central Mountain Air. Alpine Lakes Air offers float plane service out of its nearby Tyhee Lake base.
The Smithers Culture Crawl and Salmon Trails
While visiting the Bulkley Valley Museum, take part in the Smithers’ Culture Crawl, your guide to historic buildings and exhibits throughout the Town of Smithers! Visit the Culture Crawl page of the website for details.
Extend your crawl and get to the places less explored in northwestern BC with Salmon Trails! Visit SalmonTrails.com to plan your trip.
Public and School Tours
Our Museum gift shop features books on history and other subjects by local authors as well as art cards, postcards, and local craft art. Visit the Gift Shop page of our website to view a selection of items.
Culture 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 opens doors by offering 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 1200 attractions!
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! To confirm opening hours and card printing, we encourage CAP participants to contact the Museum ahead of their visit.
To learn more about the Cultural Access Pass program, visit The Institute for Canadian Citizenship or contact the Museum.
BV Museum Newsletters
- The Museum is generously supported by many local community businesses and associations. For a full list visit the About section of our website. Thank you to all of our community supporters!