Find a Historic Place
B.C.’s history is showcased at many different historic sites, museums and other locations. Explore the fascinating legacy of our past by simply travelling through the province. Our heritage is everywhere – just look around!
The following provincial heritage properties are just a few of the historic places that appear on the BC and Canadian Registers of Historic Places that you can explore in British Columbia:
National Historic Sites in B.C.
B.C. is home to more than 90 National Historic Sites that include buildings, landscapes, railway stations and lighthouses. Here are just a few examples:
- Stanley Park National Historic Site
- Empress Hotel National Historic Site
- Fort McLeod National Historic Site
- Gitwangak Battle Hill National Historic Site
It may surprise you to learn that these kinds of sites are valued as historic places.
- Burgess Shale
- Wapiti Lake
- Driftwood Canyon
UNESCO World Heritage Sites
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization works to protect natural and cultural sites worldwide. Why not visit the ones found in B.C.?