Heritage Planning

Please assist us in documenting the heritage resources in the Regional District of Kitimat-Stikine.  Do you know of a significant heritage resource in the region? They can be buildings, structures or landscape features. Let us know so we can add it to our heritage resource list for possible inclusion on the heritage register.

Please fill out our online Heritage Resource Nomination Form

View our current list of heritage sites at: Regional District Community Heritage Registry

Are you interesting in Heritage? Consider volunteering to be a member of the Regional District of Kitimat-Stikine Heritage Advisory Commission.

Applications will be accepted as needed, watch your local paper for a call for applications, or fill out our online application form.

With the desire to recognize heritage values in northwestern BC, the Regional District of Kitimat-Stikine, in 2005, adopted Bylaw No. 520 establishing heritage conservation as an extended service. In adopting the bylaw a resolution was passed creating a local government heritage registry. To begin the process of developing a heritage conservation service the Regional District, in conjunction with the City of Terrace and funded in part by the Heritage Society of BC, hosted a Community Heritage Registry Workshop, in early November 2006. The workshop led by BC Heritage Branch and a heritage professional, introduced to local heritage groups and interested individuals, the legislation related to heritage conservation and details surrounding the creation of a Community Heritage Registry.

In early 2007 the Regional District, with funding from BC Heritage Branch, contracted with a heritage professional to develop a Heritage Registry Implementation Plan. This plan would set out the procedure to create a Community Heritage Registry including the terms of reference for a Heritage Advisory Commission. This plan was completed in September 2007 and was followed by a Heritage Values Workshop in October 2007. The Heritage Values Workshop, funded in part by the Heritage Society of BC, provided local heritage groups and interested individuals a summary of the Heritage Registry Implementation Plan and asked participants to identify the heritage values of their communities. A final report from the Heritage Values Workshop will use the identified values to help set the context by which historic places, to be listed on the Community Heritage Registry, will be evaluated.

As recommended, in February 2008, the Regional District Board created a Heritage Advisory Commission for the Regional District of Kitimat-Stikine. The Commission, made up of members of the public, will act as an advisory group to the Regional District Board on heritage related issues, including recommending which historic sites should be listed on the Community Heritage Registry. In 2008 four sites were added to the Regional District Community Heritage Registry. It is expected that historic sites will continue to be added to the Community Heritage Registry each year.

Links

Regional District Community Heritage Registry