Archaeological Sites on Crown Land
Management of impacts to protected archaeological resources is a legislated requirement in B.C. Companies and individuals engaged in natural resource extraction must take steps to identify protected archaeological sites that will be directly or indirectly disturbed by operational activities.
Before planning activities on the land base, natural resource companies can request a records check of potential, or known, protected archaeological site information.
Any alterations within a protected archaeological site requires a permit.
Please report all non-permitted site alterations to the archaeology branch.
Archaeological Resource Management Handbooks
- B.C. Archaeological Resource Management Handbook (PDF)
- Archaeological Resource Management Handbook for Foresters (PDF)
Archaeological Data & Site Records
Archaeological data and site records show where known archaeological sites are located.
Archaeological Assessments & Studies
Archaeological assessments and studies help determine what impact proposed projects will have on known or unknown archaeological sites.
Archaeological Finds or Human Remains on Crown Land
If you find archaeological human remains during the course of a permitted project, contact us. The archaeology branch will help to ensure remains are handled in accordance with the methods specified in the permit and respect the expressed wishes of the cultural group represented, to the extent that these may be known or feasible.