August 09, 2010 | Tips from Travellers >
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Full of local artefacts and history, the Bulkley Valley Museum has it all. A great place to stop if you're interested in the history of the Bulkley Valley and of Canadian pioneers, the knowledgeable staff will tell you about the history of our area.
I received a tour from one of the staff through the museum, which was great - I had always been to the museum on school trips, and as a kid with my parents, but I saw it from a completely different perspective being older (and perhaps wiser).
Seeing what my home town used to look like, and to see how it's grown in the last 100 years is amazing. I couldn't imagine how difficult it would have been to explore this vast, and beautiful, country.
There's so much to see - and learn - from our local museum. They'll show you through the exhibits - one especially that is a surprise to people is an invention from Smithers that no one can actually believe at first because it affects so many people world wide. I won't tell you what it is (you'll have to see it for yourself!) but it is simply (HINT) "eggceptional"!
The building itself is something to explore- built in 1925, it was the original courthouse for Smithers. So drop by if you're going through Smithers - you won't regret it!