Historic Places

British Columbia’s historic places – buildings, structures, landscapes, historic districts and other places of heritage value – are crucial to our understanding and appreciation of the identity and character of our communities. By conserving and celebrating these places, we contribute to the future of our communities.

Conservation and preservation of historic places is an important part of maintaining healthy communities across the province. Learn more about heritage conservation if you’re a:

British Columbia’s heritage includes historic places in communities across the province, providing a ‘sense of place’ and contributing to our Province’s unique identity. Our Heritage-Historic Places is government’s strategy for supporting heritage conservation in British Columbia over the next five to ten years. It has been written to help ensure British Columbia remains a leader in sustaining and benefitting from its heritage.

Renovation & Rehabilitation

Renovating or rehabilitating a heritage building offers a unique opportunity to  protect the environment while keeping the character and identity of our communities intact.

Environmental Sustainability

Historic buildings are inherently sustainable. The conservation and rehabilitation of these buildings is extremely important to curbing climate change and other negative impacts on the environment.

Canada’s Historic Places

Search the register of places recognized for their heritage value at the local, provincial, territorial and national levels across Canada.

Other Heritage Organizations

The Heritage Branch

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