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!
Follow the 11 stops between UBC Okanagan Library and The Commons building to learn more about Okanagan history and explore archival materials. This activity begins near the service desk on the main floor of UBC Okanagan Library. Participate and enter to win prizes from February 21 to 28 during BC Heritage Week.
February 28 is the 65th anniversary of the last Interurban Tram run to Steveston in 1958. Trams decorated with the BC Electric Railway mascot Reddy Kilowatt were filled with passengers for one last ride. To commemorate this anniversary, share your memories and stories of the riding trams in Richmond or elsewhere. One name will be […]
Hot off the press! This year we’ve teamed up with your local library to release our new R.J. Haney Heritage Village themed colouring sheets. Pick up your colouring sheets February 20th – 25th in the library or stay awhile and colour! Colouring sheets can be returned to the Library or R.J. Haney by March 1st […]
The North Shore Culture Compass invites you to explore culture and heritage in all ways through this fun BINGO game. Launching on Family Day and Heritage Week, the game continues to March 20, 2023. Pick up a free BINGO card at CityScape Community ArtSpace (North Vancouver), from partner locations, or download from website. Choose a […]
Help us add to our archives! To celebrate Heritage Week, the Esquimalt Municipal Archives invites you to take and submit up to 3 photos of what you feel is an important heritage house, building or landscape in our community. The Archives will use a selection of the photos that have been submitted to celebrate Heritage […]
The approximately 1 hour baby lamb farm tour will begin with a walk down the picturesque laneway leading to one of the farm’s historic barns while hearing about the farm’s rich history.
Stroll through Lake Country's history. Free history stroll guides are available at the Museum.
Join us all week long at Northern BC's Museum for fun, educational activities that highlight our heritage. We'll be doing some old-fashioned building with wooden blocks and lessons in cursive writing - learn how to read cursive and uncover the secret ingredients in a recipe. Block-building: February 20-26 | 9:00am-5:00pm Cursive Lessons: February 20, 23, […]
We're celebrating BC Heritage Week at the Rossland Museum with entry by donation Tuesday Feb 21 to Saturday Feb 25, 10 am to 5 pm. We're also holding a Heritage Week colouring contest! Colouring sheets will be available at the Museum, at the Rossland Public Library, or online. Colouring sheets must be turned in to […]
Exterior view Schoolhouse circa 1910 MSA Museum Society, #P8210_1910 The Clayburn Village Museum will be open for 4 days during Heritage Week 2023. Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday the history of BC's first company town will be open to the public. Presented by the Clayburn Village Community Society in the basement of the Heritage registered […]
Roedde House Museum is offering guided tours by donation during Heritage Week, with open hours on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Sunday from 1pm to 4pm! Step back into time and see what life was like for the Roedde family during the 1890's, in this fully restored and furnished house museum. Kicking things off on Wednesday […]
Vancouver Police Museum & Archives is one of the most intriguing museums in the city. Opened in 1932, this unique, historic site housed the Coroner’s Court, City Analyst’s Laboratory and the City Morgue. These historic spaces form the backdrop to the museum, exploring over 100 years of policing and crime investigation. - Fun Family Forensics […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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? […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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].
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
To celebrate Heritage Week, the Rossland Heritage Commission is putting on a trivia night at the Rossland Legion from 7-9pm on February 22nd. If you have questions call, or reach out to [email protected]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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: […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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].
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 h[email protected] indicating the number of people […]
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.
Celebrate Heritage Week with VHF and discover the culture and heritage of the communities that make up the place we call home! Join local historian, author and seasoned walking tour guide, John Atkin, as we explore the little known agricultural and industrial heritage of upper Mount Pleasant, which was home to a couple of dairies […]
Join us at Fort Langley's CNR Station on Saturday February 25th 10 am - 2 pm. Visit the station, caboose, and passenger car - - with a fun photo session on the side. Children's activities, hot apple cider and sweet treats for all.
Do you have the best pie baking skills in the Shuswap? Here’s your chance to claim the title by entering the 23rd Annual Best of the Shuswap Pie Baking Contest on February 25. Homemade pies must be apple, fruit, or berry and are judged by appearance, authenticity, texture, and taste. Pie drop off is from […]
Get Started! Learn to use one of the largest collections of family history materials in western Canada. This orientation to the Surrey Libraries Cloverdale Branch Family History Department will introduce you to our online resources, books, journals, and microfilm records to assist you with your family history research. Email [email protected] with any questions about the […]
Okaeri means ‘to come back home.’ We invite you to listen to stories of Japanese Canadians who lived through war and internment, and those who were forcibly uprooted to Japan and later returned to Canada in the 1950s. This webinar is an introduction to 21 oral histories which launch on Youtube during Heritage Week. Panelists […]
A free event featuring historical displays, music, to be held at the Sportsplex Banquet Room (the Terrace Arena) on Feb. 25, 2023. Presented by the Terrace Regional Historical Society and co-sponsored by the City of Terrace. To learn more call (250) 635-1771 or email [email protected].
A special event held in collaboration with and at the Sunshine Coast Museum and Archives in Gibsons Saturday, February 25th, 2–3:30 pm, featuring Sunshine Coast authors.
Join us for our The Shape of Our Memories opening reception! This exhibit partners local artists with Coquitlam Heritage's collection of artifacts to create new pieces of art. How do individual objects help us remember, and how do they shape our memories? Celebrate Heritage Week by enjoying the transformative magic of art! Enjoy new work […]
Creative Compass Society partnered with Langley Heritage Society & the CN Fort Langley Station Committee to launch a series of interactive historical re-enactments celebrating life at the CN Station throughout the decades. With an original script written by Mark Forsythe, the society performed live performances throughout the fall of 2019. Due to the pandemic, the […]
On Heritage Day at the Port Moody Station Museum, early Port Moody comes alive through interactive stations such as a barbershop, shoemaker, and general store. This family-friendly event will feature children’s activities and give them a glimpse into the past. Participation is free, no registration required.
This year, the Pitt Meadows Museum will take your through a historical ride of food and flavour by time travelling through the decades to make up a decadent menu. We will be creating recipes from 1907 to 1990s, and posting the results on our website and social media pages all Heritage Week. The week culminates […]
Come learn more about our "Raised in Chinatown” exhibit! "Raised in Chinatown" delves into the stories of youths forging their own identities as Chinese Canadians from the 1910s to 1960s. This companion event will feature the memories of three fascinating individuals who grew up in the neighbourhood. Donna Chan captained the Chinese Girls Drill Team, […]