About British Columbia
British Columbia’s rich heritage is woven through each of the province’s distinct geographic regions. From the celebration of the gold rush, a longstanding history of farming and agriculture, to the customs and traditions of First Nations, the province’s diverse past makes it the vibrant cultural place it is today.
The province is alive with heritage experiences reflected in the architecture, museums, festivals, food, and history of the inhabitants. Get to know the heart of British Columbia by experiencing its heritage throughout every step of the province’s landscape.
About The Heritage Tourism Alliance
The Heritage Tourism Alliance of BC is a collaboration of some of British Columbia’s key heritage and tourism stakeholders, who work together to promote and celebrate the very best of BC’s heritage sites and experiences. Heritage Tourism Alliance (HTA) partners include Ministry of Jobs,Tourism and Skills Training, Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resources Operations, Aboriginal Tourism Association of BC, Parks Canada, Economusée Network, BC Heritage Properties, The Business Improvement Areas of BC and a variety of independent heritage operators such as Craigdarroch Castle.
In BC, our heritage is valued as a major contributor to our distinctive identity, character and sense of place, affording significant benefits to our communities, our residents and our visitors.
For all travelers in British Columbia, regardless of their motivations and their itineraries, extraordinary trips are made more memorable by experiences that draw upon BC’s heritage resources: authentic environments where visitors can revel in the connections between past and present, natural and developed, people and place.
- Ministry of Jobs,Tourism and Skills Training
- Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resources Operations
- Aboriginal Tourism Association of BC
- Parks Canada
- Economusée Network
- BC Heritage Properties
- The Business Improvement Areas of BC
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