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1620 Highway 16

250-846-9656 summer only


Monday - Friday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm (summer only)

Take a step back in time to Telkwa’s early years when you visit the Telkwa Museum. Housed in a 1920’s era schoolhouse, visitors will find a plethora of displays and exhibits that detail Telkwa’s early years, both before and after it officially became a town. Guests will learn about early First Nations people who first populated the region as well as interesting and eclectic facts, such as the story behind the creation of the first egg carton and its connection to Telkwa.

The Telkwa Museum is society owned-and-operated and is staffed almost entirely by volunteers who have a passion for history and who love the community. The Telkwa Museum is open from May to September and by appointment throughout the rest of the year. The Museum is wheelchair accessible and child-friendly. The Telkwa Museum also offers historical and educational presentations and events both on and off site, including at area schools.

The Telkwa Museum displays items of local history in the building itself, in an outdoor shed and in the St. Stephen’s Anglican Church, which it also owns. The Museum also serves as a gift shop and Visitor Information Centre during the summer months. Tours and requests for information can be made at other times by contacting Doug Boersema at 250-846-9607 or by email at If you would like to get involved, contact this number or any museum member.


5500 Madison Avenue



Wednesday:  3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Thursday:      3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Saturday:       2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Nestled beside the spectacular Bulkley River, the Telkwa Reading Centre affords one of the most beautiful spots in B.C. to lose yourself in a good book. We offer many events and programs (for all ages) which you can find out more about in the Telkwa Village Newsletter or by finding us on Facebook (click here).

The Reading Centre is staffed by volunteers. If you would like to volunteer, please contact Melody Mounfield or Erin Cockriell at or leave a message at 250-846-9286


There is a great children's section as well as adult fiction and nonfiction. Membership is free to Telkwa Residents.


We look forward to seeing you at the community Library!

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