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Bulkley Valley Museum
Ranked #6 of 25 things to do in Smithers
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 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 history and culture, including Driftwood Canyon fossils, 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 has a kid-friendly scavenger hunt activity. The Bulkley Valley Museum is yours to discover.
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.

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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.

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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
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Management response:Responded 14 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, and accessibility for patrons with mobility issues!). To share more of the artifacts that we have in storage, we have a new website called "Collections Online" where we have over 700 artifacts photographed. Our goal is to eventually have all of our artifacts available to the public online.

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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 first mocha, so maybe a bit too friendly for me that early) as well as knowledgable. Some neat local things in their store as well. Admittance is by donation, I tossed $5 in, bought a postcard, and signed the guest book. Certainly worth a bit of time, and it's very central, so why not?

Thank wmcduff
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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
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