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British Columbia Heritage - Historic Sites

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Kilby Historic Site

Taking a walk down memory lane at the Kilby Historic Site opens up a world of what life was like in the 1920s. Experience a living history with period costumed interpreters, farm animals ...more »

  • Location: Harrison Mills
  • Type: Heritage - Historic Sites
  • Tel: (604) 796 9576

Fort Steele Heritage Town

Fort Steele Heritage Town, located in the heart of the Kootenay Rockies, goes back to the historic gold rush days. Today this ghost town is now an important heritage village, museum, gallery, theatre ...more »

  • Location: Fort Steele
  • Type: Heritage - Historic Sites
  • Tel: 250-417-6000

Kettle Valley Steam Railway

Built during the early 1900s, the Kettle Valley Steam Railway, is a heritage railway in the Okanagan which holds a unique part in BC's history. This not-to-be-missed "Old Wild West" experience is ...more »

  • Location: Summerland
  • Type: Heritage - Historic Sites
  • Tel: 250-494-8422

Fort Rodd Hill & Fisgard Lighthouse

Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Sites is an 1890s coastal fort and western Canada's first lightkeepers former residence ...more »

  • Location: Victoria
  • Type: Heritage - Historic Sites
  • Tel: 250 478 5849

Vancouver's Chinatown

Vancouver's Chinatown is one of North America's largest, and one of the city's oldest communities ...more »

  • Location: Vancouver City
  • Type: Heritage - Historic Sites

Ross Bay Cemetery

Located in Victoria, on southern Vancouver Island, the Ross Bay Cemetery is the resting place for many persons from the early days of colonial British Columbia and Gold Rush days. ...more »

  • Location: Victoria
  • Type: Heritage - Historic Sites
  • Tel: 250-361-0600

Victoria's Chinatown

Established in 1858 Victoria's Chinatown is the oldest in Canada and second only in age to the Chinatown in San Francisco (USA). This historic community began during the Fraser River gold rush ...more »

  • Location: Victoria
  • Type: Heritage - Historic Sites

Granville Island

Located on the south shore of False Creek, Granville Island, one of Vancouver's most popular attractions, has become a colourful and bustling 'neighbour' of quirky shops, indoor market, artist studios ...more »

  • Location: Vancouver City
  • Type: Landmarks - Architecture
  • Tel: 604 666 6655

Gwaii Haanas National Park & Haida Heritage Site

The Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve and Haida Heritage Site in Haida Gwaii, the former Queen Charlotte Islands, is a fantastic destination in Northern BC for outdoor and history buffs alike ...more »

  • Location: Haida Gwaii
  • Type: Parks - Beaches
  • Tel: 250-559-8818

Steveston Fishing Village

Located in the southwest corner of Richmond is the charming historic fishing village of Steveston. Established in 1889, Steveston earned the nickname "Salmonopolis" for its nearly two dozen salmon ...more »

  • Location: Richmond
  • Type: Landmarks - Architecture

All British Columbia Culture

Our Local Experts say:

Enjoy a stroll through some of British Columbia’s historic attractions. Gain a better understanding of life during a specific era, from preserved stately homes, canneries, historic towns and lighthouses.

Overseas visitors and locals can learn interesting information pertaining to historic and heritage sites. These attractions are not just for history lovers. Some sites have an interactive component to make the experience come alive and enjoyable for the whole family.

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