Telkwa Museum

1621 Highway 16


Hours:(May-September and by appointment)Monday-Friday 10am-5pm


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 Information Centre during the summer months. Tours and requests for information can be made at other times by contacting D. Boersema at 250-846-9642 or by email at If you would like to get involved, contact this number or any museum member.

Reading Room


5000 Madison Avenue



Tuesday & Wednesday: 3-5pm

Thursday: 3-5pm and 7-9pm

Saturday: 2-4pm

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!


Ph: 250-846-5212Email:  | 1415 Hankin Ave

Office Hours

Monday-Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm

Closed for lunch 12:30pm-1:30pm

(Closed Statutory Holidays)