Historic & Heritage Sites
Parliament Buildings, Victoria (Brendan van Son photo)
Most heritage sites in BC tell stories of determined people that carved out lives among a landscape of gigantic mountains, thick forests and the vast Pacific Ocean.
Ninety-one National Historic Sites, ten Provincial Historic Sites and three UNESCO World Heritage sites provide a wide range of experiences, many of them interactive and at well-maintained, restored locations.
Hop in a stagecoach and pan for gold at Barkerville Historic Town, or ride a clattering rail car at the Britannia Mine Museum. Learn about fur traders at Fort Langley National Historic Site and fishermen at the North Pacific Cannery. The Kettle Valley Rail Trail follows a historic route through tunnels and over trestles – cycle a section or hop on the 1912 Kettle Valley Steam Railway.
Other historic sites in BC are off the beaten path – perfect for adventurous types with vivid imaginations. Step in ancient dinosaur tracks at Tumbler Ridge, or hike to the Burgess Shale and uncover bizarre fossils in Yoho National Park. Wander through weathered wood cabins in ghost towns such as Sandon. Or, tread softly between massive Haida First Nations mortuary totem poles on the Queen Charlotte Islands.
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31187 Douglas St
Yale, British Columbia
Visit our 1870's 'Creighton House' museum where artifacts and collections from Yale's historic past are on display. For 2012, our special exhibit, 'The Sasquatch Mystery' is on site. Tour St. John the Divine Church (1863) and then step back in time to the Living History 'tent city', and learn what life was like in the early days of the 1858 gold rush. Try your hand at gold panning or take a historic walking tour. Pioneer Cemetery tours are also available.
Our gift store carries a wide selection of items for all ages. Be sure to take away a Sasquatch souvenir!
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3 1371 Island Hwy
Campbell River, British Columbia
Family owned business offering Whale Watching, Wildlife & Adventure Tours & Grizzly bear viewing. Our Grizzly Bear Journey is on Aboriginal lands with viewing platforms at Orford River, in Bute Inlet. Explore with us the beautiful water ways of the Discovery Islands. Possibly view Killer Whales (Orca), Humpback Whales, Dolphins, Sea Lions, Seals, Black bears, Eagles & so much more!
In operation since 2000 & is one of Campbell River's most experienced tour operators with over 30 years experience on these waters. Transport Canada certified. Guaranteed sightings; see website for details.
Rated by TripAdvisor as the number 1 attraction in Campbell River.
7011 Pioneer Ave
Agassiz, British Columbia
Agassiz is a friendly agricultural community known for healthy, country living & endless outdoor activities.
The Agassiz-Harrison Museum & Visitor Information Centre is housed in an 1893 CPR station. Our museum offers railway history, period clothing, artifacts, photographs & stories of pioneer life. In our Gift Shop you will find all things local; art, jewelry, preserves, books, pottery, woodwork & many more handcrafted items.
While visiting our area explore the Agassiz/Harrison Mills Circle Farm Tour, water sports, fishing, hiking, cycling, skiing in the picturesque Fraser Valley.
Visit the Farmers Market every Thursday in the museum parking lot during the summer.
The Visitor Informaton Centre can help you find & plan your visit to the area.
Well worth the visit to our community!
Britannia Beach, British Columbia
Last century, it was a working mine. It turned out massive amounts of copper and other minerals. Today, it's a National Historic Site and a bustling, award-winning Museum, turning out awe-inspiring sights and memorable family experiences.
So much to see and do. Take a trip similar to miners in 1914. Climb aboard our mine train and chug into a real haulage tunnel. Inside, tour guides describe early mining efforts with actual working drills. Pan for real gold! Wander freely and examine much of the mine's equipment left intact. Come on up. See why Trip Advisor gave it 4 and a 1/2 stars! To reach the Britannia Mine Museum, head north on the Sea to Sky Highway. Watch for signs mid-way to Whistler.
6501 Deer Lake Ave
Burnaby, British Columbia
Where history comes to life. Stroll down the streets of our 1920s village exploring the heritage & replica buildings. Period costumed townsfolk give demonstrations in the homes, businesses & shops: watch the blacksmith at forge, listen to the rhythm of the platen press, mind the teacher in the schoolhouse, catch an old movie in the theatre & hear stories about the Love family and their Farmhouse. Be sure to take in the elegance of the Interurban #1223; a mode of transportation ahead of its time. A ride on the 1912 CW Parker Carousel is sure to please both the young and the young at heart. The village grounds include gardens, and grassy meadow and fish-bearing brook.
800 Benvenuto Ave
Brentwood Bay, British Columbia
Open year-round, this world-renowned garden occupies 22 ha (55 ac) with stunning floral displays. Enjoy the Rose Carousel & Children's Pavilion! Great dining with casual & more formal dining using many local products & an extensive BC wine list. Enjoy afternoon tea year-round, complete with lovely views. The Seed & Gift Shop carries many local artists' creations. Summer offers evening entertainment, Saturday night fireworks & eco-friendly electrically-operated boat tours of surrounding waters including historic landmarks of cement manufacturing days. Christmas - phenomenal lighting, entertainment, outdoor ice rink. National Historic Site of Canada & Canadian Tourism Commission Signature Experiences Collection® See website.
3735 Capilano Rd
North Vancouver, British Columbia
Appreciate nature from three breathtaking perspectives - world famous Capilano Suspension Bridge, the seven bridges of Treetops Adventure & the thrilling new Cliffwalk, a heart-stopping journey along the granite cliff high above Capilano River.
The 137 m (450 ft) long, 70 m (230 ft) high Capilano Suspension Bridge has thrilled visitors since 1889. While the wobbly bridge has become a Vancouver landmark, Capilano Suspension Bridge Park offers an all-encompassing BC experience. History, culture & nature are presented through knowledgeable staff & interpretive signage. Seasonal events like Raptors Ridge birds of prey June to October & Canyon Lights in December enhance this year-round destination.
Buildings 37 & 39
Victoria, British Columbia
Museum exhibits focus on 4 areas - Canada's Navy on the West Coast; the Canadian Women's Army Corps (CWAC); the Women's Royal Canadian Naval Service (WRCNS); army defence of Canada's West Coast. The Museum is part of a National Historic District & its heritage buildings date from the 1890s. In addition to exhibits & displays, the museum houses an expanding archive that include thousands of photographs & documents, histories of Canadian naval vessels, navigation charts, biographies of important leaders in the Canadian Navy & copies of the Navy List.
Museum tours by arrangement - contact staff.
721 Government Street
Victoria, British Columbia
CVS Sightseeing offers multiple daily departures to world-famous Butchart Gardens & the very best in Deluxe City Sightseeing.
The Butchart Gardens tour includes a fully narrated 35 minute ride with interesting facts & history of the area. For city sightseeing, travel around in a seasonal Open air & Open Top Double Decker buses or enclosed bus during the winter months (90 minute tour) with live narration about the past, present & future of Victoria. The Hop-On, Hop-Off trip offers 5 unique stops (Chinatown, Craigdarroch Castle, Oak Bay Village, Cook Street Village & Beacon Hill Park) + locations like Mt. Tolmie & The University Of Victoria! We also offer other discounted add-ons to select attractions.
Seasonal Holiday Tours also available!
Vancouver, British Columbia
Join Vancouver's boldest walking tour company on a daring, interactive and theatrical adventure into our city's dirty history.
On Prohibition City you are an undercover newspaper reporter on Vancouver's oldest and meanest streets and alleyways. See former speakeasies and 'blind pigs'. Discover the truth about LD Taylor, Vancouver's notorious prohibition-era mayor. Find out what happened to Vancouver's most beautiful showgirl, and more.
On the Lost Souls of Gastown you adventure into our city's darkest and earliest history. Relive the devastation of the great fire of 1886. See Vancouver's first bawdy house, first fire station and oldest operating hotel. And discover who really killed John Bray.