JUNE 24 2015


Heritage BC Quarterly Summer 2015: Heritage and Climate Change

The theme of the  Summer 2015 issue of the Heritage BC Quarterly is  ‘Heritage and Climate Change’. Our built, natural and cultural heritage is being affected by climate change and we will continue to see the impact of our changing climate in the years to come.  

Our next issue will look at the risks to heritage climate change brings, and what heritage organizations in British Columbia are doing to combat it.

What are you considering as a patron of heritage regarding climate change? What have you done to protect your heritage site for the future?

To submit an article on the topic of Heritage and Climate Change, please send a 300 word article or case study of a project with a couple of high resolution images (300 dpi) to amusmary@heritagebc.ca by July 20, 2015.


» Quarterly Rate Card


'The Main Thing' - Registration opens soon!

Members keep an eye on your inboxes as registration for the 2015 Heritage BC Annual Conference will be available for a members only presale very soon with early bird prices!

Join us in Rossland B.C. October 1-3 to learn how to create a dynamic downtown by refreshing and renewing your revitalization strategies. Also find out how to leverage your heritage assets to discover tourism opportunities and sustainability practices.

Keynote Speaker

We are delighted to welcome Jim Mountain, Director of Regeneration Projects at Heritage Canada to the conference as keynote speaker. Jim will be discussing our conference theme and his experiences with downtown regeneration projects across Canada.

Talks & Tours

We are hosting a number of talks and tours in Rossland and across the Kootenay region. Mark Forsythe will be joining us at Rossland Museum on Thursday October 1 to speak about his experience with heritage in British Columbia with his talk 'How I Caught the Heritage Bug. We will also be offering a number of social events, bus tours and walking tours in Rossland, Trail, Penticton and Nelson.



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Downtown Chilliwack Heritage Walking Tours

Heritage Chilliwack are offering heritage walking tours of downtown Chilliwack throughout the summer during Party in the Park festivities, which this year are July 17, 24 and Aug 14 and 21.

Starting at Central Community Park, the route goes to Five Corners, down Wellington, with stopping points along the way, to the old Library and Courthouse buildings past Henderson’s Funeral Home; returning to Central Community Park.

» Chilliwack Heritage Walking Tours

4th Annual Heritage Vancouver Garden Tour

16 terrific private gardens will be open to the public for visiting as part of the 4th annual Heritage Vancouver Garden Tour June 27-28.

Tickets are $35 and are available online

» Heritage Vancouver Garden Tour

Vancouver Heritage Foundation Building By-Law Guide

A new version of the Vancouver Building By-Law (VBBL), commonly known as the building code, came into effect on January 1, 2015.  Any applications for new building work, including alterations to existing buildings, will need to comply with the new By-Law.

The Vancouver Heritage Foundation have recently completed a guide to help people understand the new building code in Vancouver and its implication for heritage buildings.

» VHF Guide to Vancouver Building By-Law





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