Celebrating British Columbia

Honours & Awards

Provincial honours and awards are a memorable and distinctive way for the government of British Columbia to thank and pay special tribute to those British Columbian's whose lives exemplify excellence and achievement of the highest order. 

BC Family Day – February 18th, 2019

On the third Monday of February, British Columbians celebrate Family Day.  In 2019, Family Day falls on Monday, February 18th. 

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.

Birthdays & Wedding Anniversaries

B.C. residents may receive congratulatory messages from officials for significant birthdays and wedding anniversaries.

B.C. Symbols

Several provincial symbols have been established to highlight unique and important elements of B.C.

British Columbia - Canada 150

More than 220 projects in 150 communities throughout British Columbia are receiving a total of $7.6 million in B.C. | Canada 150 grants.


The provincial government may issue proclamations from time to time to give official recognition to occasions or events of provincial importance.