Heritage BC is a non-profit, charitable and member-based organization that supports and advocates for the broad heritage sector across British Columbia through education, training and skills development, capacity building in heritage planning, and funding through the Heritage Legacy Fund. We are passionate about building links between heritage conservation and tourism, economic and environmental sustainability, community pride and an appreciation of our common history.
Heritage BC members are custodians of BC’s heritage: learning, preserving, conserving, interpreting and promoting heritage in trust for the benefit of society, its development and its enjoyment. they represent the interests of community heritage conservation from all parts of the province.
Our members recognize heritage as a “broad concept [that] includes the natural as well as the cultural environment. It encompasses landscapes, historic places, sites and built environments, as well as bio-diversity, collections, past and continuing cultural practices, knowledge and living experiences.” (ICOMOS)
Heritage BC is your provincial voice for education, awareness and conservation.
We are proud of the education and training, as well as the extensive resources that we offer to the broad heritage sector.
Our conference provides value-added learning and networking opportunities for B.C.’s heritage sector.
We advocate on your behalf for the conservation and protection of heritage and, in collaboration with the National Trust for Canada, we are your voice in Ottawa.
We celebrate excellence in heritage with a time honoured awards program and we create awareness with a wide distribution of Heritage Week posters.