Use these links to access the resource guides. All of the resource guides are available for download.
BC’s local governments have a variety of heritage conservation tools that are made available through the Local Government Act. These tools are the means to effectively manage community heritage resources to better integrate heritage conservation in planning.
The Local Government Act provides the legal framework, but it provides little guidance about the formation and application of the heritage tools. As a result, there are numerous approaches—some are successful, others less so, and still others fail.
The goal of these resource guides is to support the formation and ongoing work of community heritage conservation through research, guidelines, and standards. By understanding best practices and lessons learned, improved interpretation and implementation is possible.
The Heritage Quick Studies offers thirteen short reference guides to help you refresh your knowledge or to easily introduce heritage concepts to colleagues, committee members, and councillors. Each reference guide is one or two pages that can quickly be read online or downloaded.
Heritage Quick Studies
Use the buttons above to access each resource guide, or use these quick-access links:
Character-defining Elements (here)
Decision making (a suggested approach for achieving consensus here)
Heritage Alteration Permits (brief summary here)
Heritage conservation tools (brief descriptions found here)
Real Property (here)