AUGUST 26, 2015


Register Now for Heritage BC's September Webinars!

Heritage BC Webinars can be accessed from anywhere in the world and one registration allows multiple staff members at your office to take part from the same location. Members of the Planning Institute of BC (PIBC) can receive 1.0 CPL Lus (Continuous Professional Learning Units) for each webinar.

Heritage Legislation in British Columbia

Tuesday September 8, 2015 at 10:00 am/ 7:00 pm

This one hour webinar will introduce Part 27 of the Local Government Act which outlines the tools and activities that are available to municipalities concerning heritage conservation, the incentives municipalities can provide for heritage conservation, and the provincial government's Heritage Conservation Act.

How to use the Standards and Guidelines for the Conservation of Historic Places in Canada

Tuesday September 15, 2015 at 10:00 am/ 7:00pm

This one hour webinar will provide participants with valuable insights and straightforward instructions on how to use the Standards and Guidelines for the Conservation of Historic Places in Canada. This document offers results oriented guidance for sound decision making when planning for, intervening on and using historic places, and is the benchmark for heritage conservation practices in Canada.

Heritage Conservation Areas in British Columbia

Tuesday September 22, 2015 at 10:00am/ 7:00pm

What are Heritage Conservation Areas? How do they work? This one hour webinar will explore the topic of Heritage Conservation Areas, their legal framework and tools like design guidelines, and will include examples from around British Columbia. With the City of Vancouver's Heritage Action Plan and potential Heritage Conservation Areas being established in Vancouver for the first time, this is a timely webinar.

Webinars are only $25 for Heritage BC members and $35 for non-members.

 » Find out more about Heritage BC webinars


Heritage BC will bring the expertise to your heritage organisation, municipality or community group with our interactive workshops

 » Heritage BC Workshops


What topics would you like to see developed into Webinars? Contact Karen Dearlove to let us know.

 » Email Karen Dearlove



Identifying Vancouver's Chinatown's Intangible Heritage Values

On August 20 we held a successful open house on behalf of the Province of BC's Ministry of International Trade to gain public input to identify the intangible heritage values of Vancouver's Chinatown.

If you couldn't attend the open house you can still provide your input and share your thoughts, ideas, memories and feelings!

Anyone can provide input. There are no wrong answers and you don't have to be a history of heritage expert to communicate what aspects of Vancouver's Chinatown's story are important or significant and have contributed to its unique identity.

Submit your input before August 28 using the online form on the Heritage BC website.

 »  Online form

 » Vancouver Chinatown's intangible heritage values


Register Now Before Late Registration Rates Apply!

Register today on the Heritage BC website to secure your place at this year's annual conference before the late registration rates apply.

This year's theme is 'The Main Thing'. Come learn how to create a dynamic downtown by refreshing and renewing your revitalization strategies. Get tangible tips on how to leverage your heritage assets to promote tourism opportunities and sustainability practices.

Book your place to enjoy talks from expert speakers, hands-on workshops, themed social and networking events, bus and walking tours and more!

Some of our bus tours require minimum numbers so sign up now to make sure it happens!

Participants are eligible for up to 6.75 CPL LUs (Continuous Professional Learning Units) through the Planning Institute of BC (PIBC) for attending the entire conference.

 » Conference Registration


 » Heritage BC Annual Conference

Spread the word!

 » Conference poster for use online

 » Conference poster to print

Guest Speaker Blog:

 » Mark Forsythe: Hooked on Heritage


Call For Nominations: Heritage BC Board of Directors. Deadline September 15!

Heritage BC is seeking nominations for three people to serve on its' Board of Directors for a commitment of a two-year term. We are looking for dedicated and enthusiastic individuals with experience and expertise in the following fields: legal, marketing, financial, business, local government, heritage conservation, history, sustainability, fundraising, and education.

Our board strives for diversity so your youthful, senior, cultural, or First Nations views and voice are encouraged.

For more information or to be considered for nomination, please send your resume and a brief personal statement of interest to boardnominations@heritagebc.ca.

Nominations must be received by September 15. If you are elected as a director you will be required to sign a director’s undertaking agreement.

Help us build a strong future for heritage conservation and awareness in British Columbia.

Directors will be elected at Heritage BC’s Annual General Meeting on Friday, October 3, 2015 at our conference in the Miners' Hall, Rossland, B.C.

 » Heritage BC Board of Directors


Souvenirs of Howe Sound

The exhibition at Roedde House tells the story of how local tourism in Howe Sound began and evolved in the context of Vancouver’s colonization and urbanization. Explore historic photographs, advertisements, and accounts from early travellers.

» Roedde House Museum

Mid-Century Modern House Tour

Spend the afternoon of September 26 exploring examples of the influential Mid-Century Modernist style including the remarkable 1962 Danto House designed by Arthur Erickson. You will also enjoy a rare opportunity to see inside Arthur Erickson’s own home and garden.

» Vancouver Heritage Foundation Walking Tours



We want to hear about our members heritage news and events!

Send your links and a brief description to Anisa Musmary.

 » Email Anisa Musmary

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