Historic Places to Learn in British Columbia

Heritage is our legacy from the past, what we live with today, and what we pass on to future generations. B.C.’s heritage is everywhere – start exploring! We’ve given a few suggestions below to get you started.

National Historic Sites in B.C.

According to the Canadian Register of Historic Places, B.C. is home to 94 National Historic Sites.  The BC Register of Historic Places lists 47 provincially designated sites, as well as more than 3400 formally recognized and municipally designated historic places.

Examples include:

  • Stanley Park
  • Empress Hotel
  • Fort McLeod
  • Gitwangak Battle Hill

Provincial Historic Properties

Our province's colourful history is showcased at historic sites, where visitors can experience and learn about early life in B.C.

UNESCO World Heritage Sites

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) works to protect natural and cultural sites worldwide. Why not visit the ones found in B.C.?