July 10, 2015


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Online Registration Now Open!

We are delighted to announce that registration for the Heritage BC 2015 Annual Conference is now open!  Early bird  rates are available for our members one week before registration is announced to the general public!

Join us in historic Rossland, B.C. October 1-3 for the Heritage BC Annual Conference. Network, learn and share with B.C. architects, planners, archivists, consultants, politicians and non-profit leaders at this year’s conference.

Come and learn how to create a dynamic downtown by refreshing and renewing your revitalization strategies. Get tangible tips on and to leverage your heritage assets to promote tourism opportunities and sustainability practices.

Early bird discount are only available for a short time, so be sure to register now to get the best discount!

Find out more: 

» Heritage BC 2015 Annual Conference

Annual Conference
Rossland, BC
October 1-3


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Conference Program & Workshops

There will be four different sessions of concurrent workshops throughout the three day conference; providing participants with hands-on and practical learning opportunities. Themes include:

  • Heritage and Cultural Tourism,
  • Traditional Building Materials and Methods,
  • Business Models for Heritage Organizations,
  • Community Conservations on Heritage,
  • Main Street Revitalization Projects,
  • Heritage Conservation and Climate Change,
  • Writing Statements of Significance,
  • Ethnic and Cultural Communities in B.C.
  • New Technologies in Heritage Planning and Conservation.

Find out more about our workshop topics and speakers on our website.

Talks & Tours

Delegates have several options for talks and tours throughout the conference. For those of you who wish to fly in to Kelowna, we will be offering a heritage bus tour driving through the Kootenay's heritage main streets and ending in our host city of Rossland. 

We will open the conference with a social event at Rossland Museum on Thursday October 1. Broadcaster Mark Forsythe will be discussing how he caught the heritage bug and his growing awareness of heritage values in B.C.

On Saturday after a morning of interesting and informative workshops there will be a number of walking tours including  downtown Rossland, the Teck Interpretive Centre and rock walls of Trail and exploring the archives at Rossland Museum.

Or you could join us for a bus tour to the heritage city of Nelson. The journey includes a stop at the Brilliant Suspension Bridge and ends with a walking tour of downtown Nelson and a look at the restoration program taking place at Nelson Canadian Pacific Railway Station.

» Talks and Tours

Keynote Speaker

This year we welcome Jim Mountain, Director of Regeneration Projects at Heritage Canada. Jim will be discussing his experiences with heritage, culture and community renewal; in particular his experiences with Main Street and Regions Projects across Canada.

» Keynote Speaker 


Members of the Planning Institute of BC (PIBC) are eligible for up to 6.75 CPL LUs (Continuous Professional Learning Units), for attending all workshop sessions and the keynote speaker.


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Conference social: Prospector's Dinner

Get into the spirit of the time of Rossland's gold rush with our Prospector's Dinner at the Miners' Hall on Friday October 2.

Mingle with fellow delegates, local community while enjoying traditional fare with entertainment from the Boomtown Garter Girls and the Gold City Fiddlers.

This event is open to all!

» Conference social events

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