Community heritage register
– an official listing of historic places identified by a community as having
heritage value that are formally recognized or protected by the local
Heritage advisory commission
– a group created or authorized by local government, mandated to advise a
municipal council or regional district board on heritage matters.
Heritage conservation – the protection, rehabilitation and celebration of British Columbia’s historic places.
Heritage designation – a legal regulation of local governments that protects private heritage property.
Heritage planning – the process used to decide how to best manage a community’s cultural heritage resources.
Heritage value – the aesthetic, historic, scientific, cultural,
social or spiritual importance or significance for past, present or future
generations. The heritage value of a historic place is embodied in its
character-defining materials, forms, location, spatial configurations, uses and
cultural associations or meanings.
Historic places – buildings, other structures, landscapes, historic districts, and other places of heritage value.
Historic Places Initiative – a national program aimed at conserving and celebrating Canada’s historic places, created in 2000 as a partnership between the Government of Canada and all the provinces and territories.