Archaeology Resource Management Professionals

Archaeologists help identify, record, an assess sites to ensure they are protected for their value to First Nations and other British Columbians.    

Archaeological Data & Site Records

Archaeological data and site records are available to specific groups to facilitate land management decisions, and archaeological research.

Archaeological Permits

Archaeological sites in B.C. are protected under the Heritage Conservation Act, whether they are known or unknown, and on both private and crown land. Protected archaeological sites may not be altered or changed in any manner without a permit. 

Assessments & Studies

Archaeological assessments and studies help determine what impact proposed projects will have on known or unknown archaeological sites.

Archaeological Guidance, Policy & Resources

The Archaeology Branch provides guidance regarding the protection, conservation, and professional standards through Policy, Bulletins, and Publications to support the protection and conservation of B.C.’s archaeological sites.