The Bulkley Valley Folk Music Society is a nourishing body for the musical soul of the Bulkley Valley in northwestern British Columbia. We are a thriving community of creative and talented musicians and appreciators. We are all ages, shapes and genres. We host 2 Guitar Camps each year - one for adults and one for youth – that draw teachers and students from across North America.

We host a music festival each summer for 30+ inspiring acts and 3,000+ attendees who travel here from the across the north as well as the globe. The BVFMS is located in Smithers BC, the heart of the Bulkley Valley, approximately half way between the major centers of Prince George and Prince Rupert. We are proud to offer several programs that support musicianship in the valley.

Executive 2019/2020

President:  Karen Diemert

Vice President:  Christie Mayall

Recorder:  Emily Hashemi

Treasurer:  Mike Huffman

Directors at Large:  Rob Goodine, Bruce McGonigal, Marian Rose, David McTavish, George Stokes


Learn more about the history of the Bulkley Valley Folk Music Society


Our mission is to promote a greater appreciation of folk music among residents of the Bulkley Valley and the northwestern region of British Columbia.

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