Historic Sites Overview
British Columbia has many historic sites that showcase the province's colourful history. At these places, visitors can experience and learn about early life in B.C.
One of the roles of the Heritage Branch is to oversee the management of 11 provincially-owned historic properties. Most of these properties are managed through a 15-year Site Management Agreement with community-based organizations. Clicking on any of the sites listed in the right menu will provide an introduction to the facilities and services offered. In most cases, there will be additional links to these attraction's websites. To find out more, refer to the contact information on the pages.
Visitors are also invited to explore the fascinating legacy of British Columbia’s heritage by simply travelling through our beautiful province. Heritage is everywhere - just look around! Perhaps it's at your school, your work, your favourite restaurant or your favourite mountain biking trail.
For more details on these and other historic sites in British Columbia, please visit the
Canadian Register of Historic Places.
Also, many National Historic Sites are located in British Columbia. To learn more about these sites, please visit the
Parks Canada website and click on the Province of British Columbia portion of the map.
For heritage-related travel information in BC, visit
HelloBC, the province's official tourism site.