The world-class city of Vancouver and its environs are a focal point of British Columbia’s history. From its Coast Salish roots to the arrival of European settlers by train and boat, the region’s heritage is reflected in the spectacular geography of mountains and ocean.

Bonniebrook Lodge

The spirit of Bonniebrook Lodge was born out of the hospitality of the Chaster Family whose original home was located near this site.

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Britannia Mine Museum

It was once the largest copper mine in the British Empire. Today, the Britannia Mine Museum opens up a little-seen world that fascinates all ages.

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Burnaby Village Museum

Where history comes to life – stroll down the streets of our 1920s community. Visit businesses and homes, take in demonstrations exploring on you own or join a guided tour.

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Capilano Suspension Bridge

Vancouver’s oldest tourist attraction, originally built in 1889, stretches 450 feet (137m) across and 230 feet (70m) above Capilano River. Since then much has been added to the twenty-seven acre park.

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Chilliwack Museum & Archives

The Chilliwack Museum is located in Chilliwack’s premier heritage building, the former City Hall (built in 1911). This National Historic Site is an architectural gem. Two galleries present Chilliwack’s history while a third gallery offers changing monthly art exhibits.

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Church of the Holy Cross

Built about 1905 by members of the Stl’atl’imx Nation, the Church of the Holy Cross is remarkable for the beauty and originality of the interior decoration.

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Clayburn Village

Welcome to Clayburn Village Clayburn Village is located at the foot of Sumas Mountain in Abbotsford, British Columbia and was designated for conservation as a Heritage Site in 1996.

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Delta Museum & Archives

Step Back in Time at the Delta Museum and Archives! Come explore the 1912 Tudor style heritage building and discover your community’s history at the Delta Museum and Archives.

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Fenn Lodge Historic B&B

Sts’ailes (meaning “the Beating Heart”) operate this 1903 10,000 sf. beautifully restored historical bed & breakfast featuring nine unique guest rooms with private bathrooms, meeting and games room.

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Fort Langley National Historic Site

Experience the fur trade at Fort Langley, first built in 1827 by the Hudson’s Bay Company, 50 years before Vancouver. Explore exhibits in a dozen buildings, including the original 1840s Storehouse.

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Fraser River Discovery Centre

Conveniently located along the boardwalk at Westminster Quay and a block away from the Expo Skytrain line, the Fraser River Discovery Centre is an interpretive centre connecting communities in the discovery and celebration of the past, present and future of

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Gibsons Telephone Exchange

Imagine a time when all of the telephone calls to and from the Sunshine Coast had to be manually connected inside this small building. Built in 1949, the telephone exchange was the epicenter of coastal communication for many years.

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Gibsons Wharf

The wharf is an integral part of Gibsons’ working harbour and an important link to its historic dependence on water transportation. Once the social hub of the community, the first government wharf was built in 1900-1901 and re-built in 1947.

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Gold Rush Trail Church of St. John the Divine

Constructed around 1863 as a Church of England, the Church of St. John the Divine is a significant reflection of the establishment of British social and religious institutions in colonial British Columbia.

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Gold Rush Trail Fort Langley

Fort Langley is the exact location where, a century and a half ago, a huge fur trade organization called the Hudson’s Bay Company established a small post to trade with the First Nations of the West Coast.

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Gold Rush Trail New Westminster National Historic Event

New Westminster became the capital of the new colony of British Columbia in 1859.  It served the as the administrative headquarters until demands from the business community in Victoria caused the colonial government to unite with the colony of Vancouver

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Gold Rush Trail-Kilby Historic Site

Kilby Historic Site is the perfect place for a trip down memory lane. Kilby General Store is all that remains of the original town of Harrison Mills, a once bustling community.

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Gold Rush Trails Irving House

Located in the heart of the Royal City, Irving House is one of the oldest community heritage sites in BC. Step back to the 1800s as you enter the colonial home of Captain William Irving, King of the Fraser River.

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Gospel Rock

”Christ Died for the Ungodly”, ”The Wages of Sin are Death”: These were the mysterious biblical sayings that began appearing on this rock face in the early 1900’s.

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