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All week on February 19 -25, 2024, culture and heritage organizations across the province are going to be hosting events to celebrate Heritage Week.

Use our Heritage Week Calendar to find events. Filter by cost, location, kid-friendly, virtual and more!

When you attend an event, take a photo, tag us at @heritagebcanada, and use #BCHeritageWeek to show your support for the conservation and ongoing stewardship of heritage in BC!

Family Day with Sncewips – Sncewips Heritage Museum

Sncewips Heritage Museum Unit 260 at 525 Highway 97S, Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada

10am to 12pm there will be a museum tour. The tour will explore syilx culture and traditions with a focus on the importance of family and community. At 12pm to 1pm we will be serving snacks and refreshments, including traditional Indian Tea and Frybread (yum!) From 1pm to 2:30pm we will be hosting Charles Kruger […]


BC Family Day at the Summerland Museum

Summerland Museum & Archives 9521 Wharton Street, Summerland, British Columbia, Canada

The Summerland Museum will be open on Monday, February 20th to kick off Heritage Week 2023 and mark BC Family Day. Join us for a free visit to the Summerland Museum to enjoy our exhibits, marvel at the Giant's Head Model Railway, and learn about our community's past! Kids can play "I-Spy" in the Museum […]


Townsite Family Day Treasure Hunt – Townsite Heritage Society of Powell River

The Henderson House 6211 Walnut Street, Powell River, British Columbia, Canada

History gives us roots! Sometimes it gives us Treasure too! Join us for a fun, recreational activity that is free and open to all ages. Pick up your Treasure Map and first clue beginning at 11am on Family Day - February 20 at Henderson House - 6211 Walnut Street. It all takes place in the […]


Cowichan Valley Heritage Minute Videos – Cowichan Historical Society

Cowichan Valley Museum 130 Canada Avenue, Duncan, British Columbia, Canada

Family Day: Free admission to the Cowichan Valley Museum, 130 Canada Avenue, Duncan, BC. Opportunity for all to view three new "Heritage Minute Videos" featuring historical events and sites in the Cowichan Valley. Reach out to [email protected] for more information.


Voices of Diversity : North Vancouver’s Newcomers

Museum of North Vancouver 115 West Esplanade, North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Voices of Diversity: North Vancouver’s Newcomers tells the stories of seven newcomers to North Vancouver through photography and videography. The exhibit explores themes such as belonging, food culture, sense of place, public art, photography, youth culture, and architecture from a newcomer’s perspective. Opening on February 20 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm featuring performances by […]


Family Day at Museum of Surrey

Museum of Surrey 17710 56a Ave., Surrey, British Columbia, Canada

Enjoy a day of family fun at Museum of Surrey. Play board games, join a scavenger hunt, and take a photo with our mascot Raj the Racoon. There will also be Caricature artist doing family portraits.


Celebrating Heritage with Family Day Fun! – Qualicum Beach Museum

Qualicum Beach Museum 587 Beach Road, Qualicum Beach, British Coumbia, Canada

Join us at the Qualicum Beach Museum for some Family Day Fun to kick off Heritage Week! The museum is open EXCLUSIVELY for Family Day on Monday, February 20th, from 1 to 4 p.m. Apart from regular museum fun, special activities include a scavenger hunt with prizes, and a fish-themed craft!   Have any questions? […]


Coast Salish Wool Weaving Virtual Workshop – Museum of North Vancouver

Virtual Event

MONOVA’s Indigenous Cultural Programmer, Tsawasiya Spukwus from the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) Nation will lead participants through an interactive online workshop about Coast Salish wool weaving. Learn to weave a simple yet beautiful wool bracelet in the Coast Salish style. As this is a hands-on workshop, supplies will be provided for participants to pick up from the […]


Artisan in Residence Open House – Coquitlam Heritage

Coquitlam Heritage at Mackin House 1116 Brunette Avenue, Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada

Join Delali Adiamah of Dehl's Gourmet, our artisan baker in residence, to learn about her research and watch her baking process live during this open house event. Enjoy delicious smells and maybe even a taste of the new breads she is developing in our heritage kitchen. For more information you can contact [email protected].


Summerland History Trivia Night at Giant’s Head Brewing – Summerland Museum & Archives

Giant's Head Brewing 13224 Victoria Rd N, Summerland, British Columbia, Canada

We are very excited to be partnering with Giant’s Head Brewing for an extra-special Summerland History Trivia Night as a part of Heritage Week 2023! Gather your team and prepare to test your Summerland history knowledge. The winning team will walk away with an awesome prize pack of Summerland souvenirs and other goodies. Pre-registration/reservation of […]

BC Heritage Fairs Heritage Week Workshop – BC Heritage Fairs

Virtual Event

Calling all heritage and history educators! Come learn about BC Heritage Fairs with members of our Board working with Alumni, School and Regional Fairs, and this year's Provincial Fair. Learn how you can get involved at the individual, classroom, school, and district level from our team. Projects can be led by classroom teachers, teacher-librarians, librarians, […]


Memoir Writing: You Have Stories to Tell – FVRL Mission Branch

Mission branch, Fraser Valley Regional library 33247 2nd Ave, Mission, British Columbia, Canada

Writing down your life experiences can be a gift - to yourself, your family, and future generations. Put aside your fears, and start - one memory at time. This is two-part hands-on writing workshop. Sharon Syrette – author, editor, community historian, genealogist and educator will help you get started writing your story. Bring a notepad […]


Presentation: An Introduction to Local Geology – Summerland Museum

Summerland Museum & Archives 9521 Wharton Street, Summerland, British Columbia, Canada

Join us for a fun and informative session with the Summerland Museum's own (retired) Geologist, Andrew Holder. Using activities, specimens, and slide images, Andrew will walk us through geological time, with particular emphasis on the formations of Summerland and the Okanagan Valley. This presentation is suitable for anyone, from the complete novice to those with […]


Ron Thom and His Mid-Century World – West Vancouver Memorial Library

West Vancouver Memorial Library 1950 Marine Drive, West Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Join us for a lecture about Ron Thom, an architect who fought to instill the human spirit in the built environment. Educated at the Vancouver School of Art, he brought an artist’s approach to his work, first in the Vancouver area with the BC Electric Building and landmark homes, and then in Ontario with Massey […]


Places That Matter Community Celebration – Vancouver Heritage Foundation

Heritage Hall 3102 Main Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Join the Vancouver Heritage Foundation on February 22nd at Heritage Hall in Vancouver for a family-friendly evening of storytelling, music, table displays, and light refreshments to celebrate Heritage Week. All are welcome to attend.


Red Lights in the Valley – Fernie Museum

Fernie Museum 491 2nd Avenue, Fernie, British Columbia, Canada

Turn-of-the-century Fernie was a brawling, sprawling boomtown, with all the amenities a single man could want: bars, boxing rings, pool halls, opera houses...and of course, prostitution, in the form of the "Red Lights," or Restricted District. Such districts served as workplaces and refuges for hundreds of women across the Elk Valley between Fernie's founding in 1898 and […]


Connections Speaker Series: North Vancouver’s Iranian Diaspora – Museum of North Vancouver

Museum of North Vancouver 115 West Esplanade, North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

The North Shore hosts one of the largest clusters of Iranian Canadian communities with 22,290 Canadians of Iranian and Persian origin according to the 2021 census. Join us for a panel discussion with Golmehr Kazari, Nazmi Kamal and AR Rezamand on North Vancouver’s Iranian diaspora. Moderated by Maryam Abedi. We’ll explore North Vancouver’s Iranian diaspora […]

$12 – $20

Crime & the Cartel Talk – Ladysmith & District Historical Society

Ladysmith Eagles Hall 921 First Avenue, Ladysmith, British Columbia, Canada

LDHS presents a free talk by Daryl Ashby at the Ladysmith Eagles Hall. Ashby, author of 85 Grams: Art Williams — Drug Czar, and the Nobody’s Boy: Ralph Harris, the Northern Connection, will expose the lives of a handful of men who engineered the covert pipeline that funnelled the majority of illicit drugs into the […]


Book Launch : The Heritage Detective – Hallmark Heritage Society

Wentworth Villa 1156 Fort Street, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

We will welcome you at the historic Wentworth Villa, 1156 Fort Street, at 7:30 pm, Wednesday, February 22, 2023 for the debut of an exciting new book. Join 45-year heritage activist and author Helen Edwards as she discusses her latest book, The Heritage Detective, Volume One. Who lived and worked in the vintage houses in […]


Community Scanning Morning – Summerland Museum & Archives

Summerland Museum & Archives 9521 Wharton Street, Summerland, British Columbia, Canada

Do you have old photographs or documents that you would like digitized? As a part of our Heritage Week 2023 celebration, we are offering free scanning sessions at the Summerland Museum on Thursday, February 23rd from 10 am to 12 noon. This service is being offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Please bring no more […]


Our Indigenous Neighbours – Hands-on-Heritage

Lifetime Learning Centre 32444 Seventh Ave., Mission, British Columbia, Canada

  Artist Terry Horne's Stó:lō Welcome Figureswhich stand outside the Chilliwack Visitor Centre.   Welcomed by Sto:lo people for generations to share the bounty of their territory, lots of ‘others’ have come here for trade, education, health care and community. Meet Indigenous people, local and from other territories who have settled around Mission and learn […]


Free Evening at Nelson Museum, Archives & Gallery

Nelson Museum, Archives & Gallery 502 Vernon Street, Nelson, British Columbia, Canada

Located in a stunning 1902 heritage building in the heart of the historic downtown district, the Nelson Museum, Archives & Gallery celebrates the creativity, the history, the vibe that is Nelson. The two art galleries, Shawn Lamb Archives, Cold War Bunker, local history museum, and gift shop offer something for everyone to enjoy.   On February […]


History from the Heart of Sinixt Territory – Rossland Museum & Discovery Centre

Rossland Museum & Discovery Centre 1100 Hwy 3B, Junction of Hwys 3B & 22, Rossland, British Columbia, Canada

Political anthropologist Lori Barkley aims to support Sinixt resurgence in their tmxʷúlaʔxʷ  - homeland, and her most recent contribution in the publication Sinixt in the Slocan: The Last 3,000 Years is a continuation of this crucial goal. Lori continues building on her academic research to tell the story of a people fighting their bureaucratic extinction […]

Museumflix: North Shore Cinema Series | Tron: Legacy (2010) – Museum of North Vancouver

Museum of North Vancouver 115 West Esplanade, North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

FREE movie nights… with popcorn, a cash bar, trivia, prizes and more! Join us for MuseumFlix! View North Vancouver through the lens with this monthly series of feature films and local works filmed all or mostly in North Vancouver. Created for young adults ages 19 to 35 in mind, but open to all adults. Movie: […]


na̓ʔk̓ʷulamən (what we do): syilx Wellness Practices – Kelowna Museums Society

Okanagan Heritage Museum 470 Queensway Avenue, Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada

Have you heard of “new” terms like forest bathing and eco-wellness? Are these practices really new, or are these concepts from Indigenous practices? (hint: it’s the latter). This discussion is led by syilx/Okanagan Elders and knowledge carriers. For any inquiries please contact [email protected] or 250.868.4836. Advanced Registration is required. Register at https://www.kelownamuseums.ca/event/syilx-wellness-practices/.   This event […]

On Being Yukiko | Author talk with Jeff Chiba Stearns and Lillian Michiko Blakey – Chilliwack Museum & Archives

Chilliwack Museum 45820 Spadina Avenue, Chilliwack, British Columbia, Canada

Date: February 23, 2023 Time: 6:30pm to 8:30pm Location: Chilliwack Museum – Education Space Enjoy an evening exploring our feature exhibition, The Suitcase Project, and enhance your experience by attending the author talk provided by Jeff Chiba Stearns and Lillian Michiko Blakey on their young adult graphic novel, On Being Yukiko. Light refreshments will be […]


Evening Lecture “Will Sutton, Ucluelet 1891 – 1914” with the Ucluelet & Area Historical Society

Ucluelet Community Centre 400 Materson Drive, Ucluelet, British Columbia, Canada

Evening of Thursday Feb 23rd 2003, 7 PM FREE Heritage Week event. George Fraser Room, Ucluelet Community Centre. Skeletons; sawmills; gold; hydro-electricity and conservation, all in one man's life? Sutton was many things: Timberman, Geologist, Mineralogist, Lecturer, Conservationist, Promoter of Vancouver Island. Sutton also robbed graves and collected skulls. Dave McIntosh and Phil Hood present […]


Unarchived – film screening and discussion – Quesnel & District Museum & Archives

Quesnel Museum 705 Carson Avenue, Quesnel, British Columbia, Canada

In community archives across British Columbia, local knowledge keepers are hand-fashioning a more inclusive history. Through a collage of personal interviews, archival footage and deeply rooted memories, the past, present and future come together, fighting for a space where everyone is seen and everyone belongs. History is what we all make of it. Join us […]


The Greenest Building is the One That Already Exists – SFU Liberal Arts & 55+ Program

Virtual Event

Building Reuse is Climate Action: The Greenest Building is the One That Already Exists This lecture is presented by the SFU Liberal Arts & 55+ Program in conjunction with Heritage BC's Heritage Week 2023. About 40 per cent of greenhouse gas emissions relate to buildings, with the vast majority coming from our existing buildings. But can we […]


Open House – Yale Historic Site

Yale Historic Site 31187 Douglas Street, Yale, British Columbia, Canada

The Yale Historical Society is holding an open house at the Yale Historic Site. The open house will take place at the historic Creighton House Museum. This is a free event with coffee and tea being served. This is a family friendly event. Questions can be directed to [email protected].


Guided Tour of ‘You Are Here @ The Shipyards’ – Museum of North Vancouver

Museum of North Vancouver 115 West Esplanade, North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Now on view, MONOVA’s newest feature exhibition You Are Here @ The Shipyards invites visitors to imagine the area around the Museum in its earliest days as North Vancouver – on the site of the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish Nation) village of Eslhá7an – and follow its evolution as a vibrant waterfront community. Using voices drawn […]


Fun Family History Friday Chat with Surrey Libraries

Surrey Libraries Cloverdale Branch Family History Department 5642 176a street, Surrey, British Columbia, Canada

Join the Surrey Libraries Cloverdale Branch Family History Department for some lively, open family history discussions in roundtable format. They will discuss up and coming family history programs. Email [email protected] with any questions about the event. Registration is required. Email or phone to register.    


Free Chilliwack Archives Tour – Chilliwack Museum & Archives

Chilliwack Archives 9291 Corbould Street, Chilliwack, British Columbia, Canada

Archives tours are back! Join us on Friday, February 24, 2023 t 3:00 pm to get a behind-the-scenes look at the Chilliwack Archives. You will learn all about how to utilize the Archives, plus receive a sneak peek of the Archival and Collections Storage. Tours take place at the Chilliwack Archives located in Evergreen Hall […]


Membership Appreciation Reception – Heritage Week

Summerland Museum & Archives 9521 Wharton Street, Summerland, British Columbia, Canada

As part of our Heritage Week 2023 celebrations, the Summerland Museum is hosting a Membership Appreciation Reception on Friday, February 24th from 4:00 - 6:00 pm. Our organization wouldn't exist without the dedicated support of our members. During the event, we will have the architectural designs for our future expansion on display for our Members […]


Heritage Week Movie Night | Local History in Film – Kootenay Lake Historical Society

Langham Cultural Centre 447A Avenue, Kaslo, British Columbia, Canada

Craving a night at the movies in February in our quaint historic town? Well mark your calendar for Friday, February 24th it is happening! In partnership with the Langham, the Kootenay Lake Historical Society is excited to present a February Movie Night in the historic Langham Theatre. In recognition of Heritage Week BC and with […]


Heritage Awards – Hammond Community Centre

Hammond Community Centre 20601 Westfield Avenue, Maple Ridge, British Columbia, Canada

Join award winners and nominees for an evening of celebration on Friday, February 24 at 7:00pm at the Hammond Community Centre located at 20601 Westfield Ave, Maple Ridge. Doors will open at 6:30pm and light food and refreshments will be served. The event is free and RSVP is appreciated. Please email [email protected] indicating the number of people […]


Always in All Ways – Lillooet & District Historical Society and Miyazaki House Society

Lillooet Seniors Centre / Catholic Church Hall 30-11th Avenue, Lillooet, British Columbia, Canada

  Join us for St’at’imc Drummers and Guest Speakers sharing their stories. Then a presentation of historic photos depicting Lillooet's culture and heritage. Free refreshments! Learn more about the Lillooet & District Historical Society and the Miyazaki House Society, both dedicated to preserving our heritage always in all ways.