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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700 Apex Ave
North Vancouver, British Columbia
West Coast Canoe Tours:
Explore the rich marine ecosystem while experiencing Coast Salish culture while you enjoy a guided interpretive paddle in one of our traditional 31 foot Coast Salish Ocean going canoes. Gently paddle the protected waters of Burrard Inlet & the beautiful pristine Indian Arm. Trained First Nations Guides share first nation's culture, sing traditional songs & tell legends & the history of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation.
Rainforest Ground Tour:
Explore the ancestral trails of Whey-Ah-Whichen (Cates Park). Learn about the traditional uses of the local flora and fauna, harvesting methods, traditional medicines & how to identify different plant species.
3475 Meadow Lake Rd
Clinton, British Columbia
Located in the picturesque & peaceful 'Cariboo' & minutes from the historical town of Clinton. Excellent fishing & swimming lakes, scenic hiking, biking & canoeing opportunities. A horseback rider's paradise. We welcome you to bring your horse(s) at no additional charge. There is fenced pasture to keep them in, complete with a running creek & a turnout. Rich in flora & fauna, there are fantastic birdwatching opportunities. Over 209 different species of birds have been cited in the Cariboo region! Excellent spot for winter activities like skidooing, ice skating, snowshoeing, cross country skiing, & ice fishing. One of the best trout icefishing lakes in the Cariboo!
1905 Ogden Ave
Vancouver, British Columbia
Discover the history & maritime traditions of the Pacific Coast. Step back in time to 1944 on board St Roch, Canada's celebrated RCMP Arctic schooner. Wander the ship's narrow corridors where you are one of the crew on her second & most famous voyage through the treacherous Northwest Passage. Explore many exhibits such as shipwrecks, early fur trade, deep ocean exploration & more. Young at heart will entertain and experience the fun of Children's Maritime Discovery Centre & classic vessels in Heritage Harbour. Minutes from downtown at south end of Burrard St Bridge & a short stroll to Granville Island.
1234-N Wharf St
Victoria, British Columbia
Victoria Harbour Ferry Tours is world-renowned as one of the best guided tours in the province of British Columbia. Experience marine life, historical landmarks, First Nations history, unique sailboats & yachts, seaplanes, waterside dining, float home communities & friendly skippers. Join thousands of sightseers & watch the free Harbour Ferry water ballet on summer Sundays at 10:45 am, performed in the Inner Harbour. Choose between a Harbour Ferry Tour or a Gorge Waterway Tour, or opt for both for a discounted rate! Both are great outings that your family and friends will especially enjoy. Special family & senior rates. Ask about Pickle Pub Crawls!
Activity Zones- Fisherman's Wharf
Bridges, Buildings- Famous Johnson Street Bridge
Bus/Coach/Shuttle- Our Water Taxi's will get you where you need to go!
Ferries- Tours and Water Taxi Services
Parks- We connect to Bamfield Park
Public Markets- Ship's Point Market
Taxi/Limo- Our Water Taxi's are efficient and affordable
Wildlife Viewing- See seals, herons and other marine life
5202 Moha Road
Lillooet, British Columbia
Witness the St'at'imc people harvesting salmon and preserving it through the wind-dried method. The tour includes a walk along the Xwisten fishing grounds, a demonstration of the wind-dried method, a sample the wind-dried fish (ts'wan), and a BBQ Salmon meal. Tours can also include a walk around an archaeological village site and a replica underground pit house (S7istken).