Historic & Heritage Sites
Heritage buildings (Picture BC photo)
The history of the Vancouver, Coast & Mountains region is full of colourful characters.
It’s left a legacy of eclectic historic and heritage sites, from Aboriginal culture and Gold Rush pioneers to cannery workers and the famed explorer Simon Fraser.
Visit Vancouver’s historic Chinatown and Gastown districts. Tour Fort Langley, the “Birthplace of British Columbia.” Or explore Aboriginal culture and history at the Museum of Anthropology or Whistler’s Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre.
Walk through the Shakespeare-inspired Othello Tunnels near Hope. In Mission, contemplate a working Benedictine monastery. Or descend underground into an old mining tunnel at the Britannia Mine Museum near Squamish.
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11 Historic & Heritage Sites in Vancouver, Coast & Mountains
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5180 Westwater Dr
Richmond, British Columbia
Britannia Shipyards, National Historic Site is an authentic representation of a once thriving community of canneries, boatyards, residences & stores. Tour the oldest shipyard buildings in BC & observe ongoing boat restoration projects in this active waterfront park along the Fraser River. Explore exhibits and take part in programs that interpret life on the river and the experiences of the multicultural community that called Britannia home.
34866 Clayburn Rd
Abbotsford, British Columbia
Inspired by the restoration of our heritage home in historic Clayburn Village, our soap bricks are hand-poured individually, in small batches, for consistency & excellence. We specialize in natural products made with vegetable-based ingredients and therapeutic-grade essential oils, including deodorants, solid hand creams, foot, skin and baby care. Try our wonderful Travel Easy 3-in-1 bar: shampoo, conditioner, body soap - all in one light, compact travel tin. Earth-friendly with a convenient cotton cord for hanging indoors or out. Enriched with herbs and essential oils for fabulous hair and skin - it's all you need!
23433 Mavis Ave
Fort Langley, British Columbia
Explore this exciting 1800s fur trade post where you are the explorer. Like discovering a time capsule, step inside the buildings, and feel what it was like to be there.
Make a deal for furs on the very spot where First Nations people traded salmon, furs and cranberries for Hudson's Bay Company goods. Sign a proclamation where British Columbia was proclaimed a colony.
Visit with costumed interpreters, watch blacksmithing and barrel-making demonstrations and simply explore!
Enjoy cultural exhibits, a gift shop, Full Barrel Café (summer) & much more.
(Toute notre programmation est aussi disponible en français).
Miniature Train In Stanley Park
Vancouver, British Columbia
Enjoy the warmth of our Aboriginal Summer Village in Stanley Park this summer. Klahowya Village welcomes you to celebrate & experience our vibrant culture through song, dance, art & cuisine. There will be dance performances Fridays through Sundays & programming throughout the day, every day, by artisans - wood carving & weaving, crafts for budding artisans, aboriginal cuisine & artisan kiosks. More lasting memories if you hop aboard the Spirit Catcher train for a fun ride through nature. Gate admission to the Village is FREE. Charges apply for Spirit Train rides.
1116 Brunette Ave
Coquitlam, British Columbia
Built in 1909 for the General Manager of Fraser Mills, the largest mill in the British Empire at the time. It is restored to depict life in the early 1900s. Mackin House is located in the historic French neighbourhood of Maillardville in Heritage Square. Many of the local streets have French names. We offer tours of the old Fraser Mills train station and everyone loves the old caboose for photo ops. Guided walking tours available of this historic town site. There is a great city park across the street to play in and restaurants are close by.
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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Britannia Beach, British Columbia
It was once the largest copper mine in the British Empire. Today, the Britannia Mine Museum opens up a little-seen world that fascinates all ages. Just like miners did, you'll climb aboard a mine train and rumble into an authentic tunnel. Entertaining guides describe the workings of drills and tools from the past century. Every visit includes gold panning with the chance to take home frequent findings. The Family Play area keeps young ones entertained. A glittering gift shop offers unique stones and giftware. To reach the Britannia Mine Museum, head north on the Sea to Sky Highway. Watch for signs mid-way to Whistler.
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 and interpretive signage. Seasonal events like Raptors Ridge birds of prey June to October & Canyon Lights in December enhance this year-round destination.
215 Kilby Rd
Harrison Mills, British Columbia
1920s Fraser Valley living history site with costumed interpreters. This 2 ha (5 ac) BC Heritage attraction includes our 1906 General Store Museum, Manchester House Hotel, Post Office & First Nations exhibit. Friendly farm animals & wonderful Orchard Playground. Restaurant, Gift Shop & Special Events. Harrison Mills is also home to the Kilby Park, located within walking distance of the historic site at the confluence of the Fraser & Harrison Rivers, on Harrison Bay. The park features our scenic 22 site campground, a day-use area, sandy beaches, nature trails & a boat launch which is open year-round. Both operated by a non profit society.
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.