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British Columbia Heritage Markers
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The British Columbia Heritage Markers category waymarks Historical Markers that have been installed by the Province of British Columbia or other historic markers placed throughout the province of B.C.
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British Columbia’s historic places – buildings, other structures, landscapes, historic districts, and other places – are crucial to our understanding, appreciation, and sustainability of our communities. By conserving and celebrating these places, we value our communities, our future, and ourselves.

British Columbia has many historic sites that showcase the province's colourful history. At these places, visitors can experience and learn about B.C.

When you encounter a site that has been marked by the Province we invite you to waymark it, take a picture of the area and document some of the interesting facts that you have learned from the signage placed there. There are many places to visit and learn about this exciting province and our history.

Markers Placed by Other Agencies

There are numerous historic markers that have been placed on buildings through the designation by British Columbia or by the local municipality.

If you are waymarking another type of marker such as those placed by another government agency, historical societies, counties, cities, federal agencies, other group you must provide suitable historic reference information in the long description to provide this visitor with information about that site.

That information should provide relevant information with respect to why the building, structure or place received its designation.

Instructions for Posting a British Columbia Heritage Markers Waymark:
When logging a new waymark please include information about why the historical marker is there and a picture of the marker and the area around it. Add any additional information you can about the history of this waymark, maybe it is something you never knew about the area and British Columbia.
Instructions for Visiting a Waymark in this Category:
When entering a new log for visiting a waymark please provide a picture of your visit to the location and if you have an interesting alternate area or sign photo include that.

Please include any thoughts or historic information about the area that the marker may represent.
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British Columbia Heritage MarkersGold Rush 1858 — Harrison Hot Springs, BC

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It was the finding of gold along the Fraser and Thompson Rivers that brought people from around the world. Many communities in British Columbia started with this influx, and Harrison Hot Springs was no different.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Dunbar Loop

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 10/1/2010

last visited: never

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British Columbia Heritage MarkersHudson's Bay Brigade Trail Sign

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Hudson's Bay Brigade Trail Sign, located just off of the Coquihalla Highway near Hope, B.C.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Phoneguy Canuck

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 5/28/2009

last visited: 5/27/2009

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British Columbia Heritage MarkersSumas Lake Reclamation — Abbotsford, BC

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Sumas Lake occupied 40 km² (15 mi²) and swelled to 120 km² (47 mi²) during flooding. The lake was drained in order to create more farmland in the fertile region of the Fraser Valley. The Chilliwack River was redirected in 1924 draining the lake.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Dunbar Loop

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 5/28/2010

last visited: 6/7/2013

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British Columbia Heritage MarkersDistrict of Mission Museum — Mission, BC

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Designated in 1981 the Mission Museum was built in 1907 as a branch of the Bank of Commerce. In 1947 it was shifted up the hill from First Avenue to Second Avenue.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Dunbar Loop

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 5/25/2010

last visited: never

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British Columbia Heritage MarkersMatsqui Regional Trail — Abbotsford, BC

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A brief discussion of the First Nations trails and the dyking system that protects the Matsqui Prairie.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Dunbar Loop

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 5/30/2010

last visited: 5/26/2013

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British Columbia Heritage MarkersEngineers Road, Manning Park, BC

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Along Highway 3 in Manning Provincial Park.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member The 2 Newlyweds

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 7/27/2011

last visited: never

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British Columbia Heritage MarkersThethewey House — Abbotsford, BC

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Built in 1920 for one of the owners of the Abbotsford Lumber Company, the Thetheway House has become the focal point of the MSA Museum Society's heritage holdings.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Dunbar Loop

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 11/29/2010

last visited: 6/8/2013

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British Columbia Heritage MarkersCivic Centre — Abbotsford, BC

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The Civic Centre was developed by the Municipality of Matsqui before amalgamating with the Municipality of Abbotsford. Today it remains the centre of civic government for the City. This sign explains how the Civic Centre came to be.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Dunbar Loop

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 8/8/2010

last visited: 11/11/2012

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British Columbia Heritage MarkersFood and Cooking of the Northwest Coast Indians — Abbotsford, BC

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The Northwest First Nations used heated rocks to cook and steam their food. This sign provides an overview of how they did these cooking techniques.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Dunbar Loop

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 8/8/2010

last visited: 3/8/2013

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British Columbia Heritage MarkersThe Dewdney Trail — Cascade Recreation Area, BC

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The Dewdney Trail was developed through the 1860s to provide an all-British Columbia route from the Interior of the colony to water access on the Pacific Ocean.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Dunbar Loop

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 6/4/2013

last visited: never

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British Columbia Heritage MarkersFraser Canyon — Hell's Gate, BC

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The Fraser Canyon is an amazing geological formation. Caught between two major mountain ranges -- the Coast and the Cascades -- this deep gash in the surface of the earth was formed from fault lines and river erosion.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Dunbar Loop

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 5/1/2013

last visited: never

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British Columbia Heritage MarkersHudson's Bay Company - Fort Langley, British Columbia

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Marker giving brief history of the early Hudson's Bay Company at Fort Langley.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 9/30/2013

last visited: 6/16/2013

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British Columbia Heritage MarkersReid's Garage - Fort Langley, British Columbia

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Marker for early business in Fort Langley, British Columbia.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 9/30/2013

last visited: never

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British Columbia Heritage MarkersCN Station - Township of Langley, BC

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This plaque is by the old CN Station on Mavia Ave in Fort Langley.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member saopaulo1

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 8/30/2010

last visited: 9/14/2013

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British Columbia Heritage MarkersGasoline Alley - Fort Langley, British Columbia

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Marker for earlier business in Fort Langley, British Columbia.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 9/30/2013

last visited: 9/30/2013

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British Columbia Heritage MarkersFort Grocery - Township of Langley , BC

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A plaque about the Fort Grocery on Glover Rd in the Fort Langley area of the Township of Langley.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member saopaulo1

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 8/30/2010

last visited: 9/14/2013

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British Columbia Heritage MarkersFort Langley Community Hall - Township of Langley , BC

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A plaque in front of the Fort Langley Community Hall on Glover Rd in the Township of Langley.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member saopaulo1

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 8/30/2010

last visited: 9/14/2013

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British Columbia Heritage MarkersDerby Reach – Location! Location! Location! — Fort Langley, British Columbia

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Derby was a short lived town during 1858 and 1859. During the early days of the Cariboo Gold Rush this community was thought to be become the colony's capital. However for logistical reasons it lost out to New Westminster.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Dunbar Loop

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 4/29/2010

last visited: 3/30/2014

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British Columbia Heritage MarkersTelegraph Trail — Langley, BC

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The 1860s was an era of incredible growth in the global telegraph network. The Collins Overland Telegraph system was to link Moscow with San Francisco along the North American West Coast and across Siberia. It was never completed.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Dunbar Loop

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 8/22/2010

last visited: 8/4/2013

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British Columbia Heritage MarkersSt. John's the Devine — Maple Ridge, British Columbia

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Built in 1859, St. John's the Devine Anglican Church is British Columbia's oldest church. Originally built at Derby, a few kilometres upriver, it was dismantled in 1882 and floated down the river. Then hoisted up the bluff to be rebuilt.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Dunbar Loop

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 10/5/2010

last visited: 7/20/2011

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British Columbia Heritage MarkersSt. John the Devine — Maple Ridge, British Columbia

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St. John the Devine Anglican Church is the oldest surviving church structure in British Columbia.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Dunbar Loop

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 10/5/2010

last visited: never

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British Columbia Heritage MarkersThe Portage — Langley, BC

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In 1824 the Hudson's Bay Company began to see that its fur trading empire south of the 49th parallel might soon become American. To prepare for this possible outcome it sought fort locations north of today's border.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Dunbar Loop

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 8/22/2010

last visited: 8/4/2013

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British Columbia Heritage MarkersFerry — Surrey, BC

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A brief history of the importance of ferries and river transport on the Port Kells community.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Dunbar Loop

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 7/1/2010

last visited: never

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British Columbia Heritage MarkersPerry Douglas Roe — Port Moody, BC

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Arriving from the American south to Port Moody in the early 20th century, P.D. Roe become one of the biggest employers in Port Moody. By 1913 he was the city's first mayor.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Dunbar Loop

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 7/2/2010

last visited: never

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British Columbia Heritage MarkersDr. Charles Ritchie Symmes — Port Moody, BC

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Dr. Charles Symmes arrived in Port Moody in 1909. Being a typical doctor of the day he was on call 24 hours a day and he would row across the inlet to patients in Ioco. He died in 1946.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Dunbar Loop

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 7/2/2010

last visited: never

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