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Originally created by WannerClan as a category for cataloging Heritage Properties in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan, the category has been expanded to include Heritage Properties in all of Western Canada, an area which encompasses British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and the Territories: The Yukon, Northwest Territories & Nunavut.
Expanded Description:
There are numerous buildings, sites and properties across Western Canada which are of Historical or Heritage value. The objective of this category is to catalog those heritage sites through Waymarking.
See Special Notes on Territories Historical Markers at the bottom of this page. We will also accept Territories Historical Markers here, as explained in the Special Notes.
Every community has its own unique heritage. Various Heritage Property Acts in the Provinces and Territories provide a mechanism for the recognition and protection of buildings, sites and properties deemed to be of historical significance to their sphere. When granted, such formal designation gains public recognition for the property and helps ensure that the heritage value of the property is maintained by protecting against inappropriate changes as well as conserving these properties for the benefit of future generations.

The objectives of this category are to Waymark these historic or heritage sites and increase the knowledge base of said sites through the inclusion of commentary provided by the Waymarker.

Since many of these properties are privately owned, please respect the privacy of the owners and post coordinates and pictures taken from the closest public access point.

In each province or territory, if a site is found on a city or municipal register, before submitting a Waymark, check the Provincial register and/or Historic Places Canada. If it's registered there, enter that URL in the Heritage Registry variable instead of the city or municipal one. As well, it is preferred that you use any quoted text from those sites, for uniformity, unless more comprehensive information is available on the local registry.

Note that this category will not be accepting Canadian National Historic Sites. They have a specific category, so there's no need to Waymark them again here.

However, we will accept Heritage Lighthouses, Federal Heritage Buildings and Heritage Railway Stations. The Parks Canada Search Page for all three is HERE.

A Collection of useful Registry links:
(Each will open in a new tab.)

Historic Places Canada, often the best place to start a search for a historic or heritage site.
British Columbia
Alberta
Saskatchewan
Manitoba
Yukon
Northwest Territories
Nunavut

Designated Lighthouses in Canada Western Canada Wikis
Instructions for Posting a Western Canadian Heritage Waymark:
In order to be considered for this category properties must be listed on an official national, provincial, city, or municipal heritage register, such as the Alberta Heritage Register. See a comphehensive list of Heritage Registries in Western Canada, above.

Submitted Waymarks must include at least two photos of the property, taken by the Waymark submitter, as well as photos of any signage or plaques which identify the site, also taken by the Waymark submitter. Required variables include a link to the site's listing in an official Heritage Register containing the property, or, if individual entries are not available, a link to the heritage list will suffice. In the latter case, photo(s) of identifying signage will be required. The address of the site will be a required variable, as well.

In the description include any comments you have on the property, its history, any deviations from the description in the heritage listing, and the overall state of repair of the site. A minimum of three descriptive sentences composed by the submitter are required. Properly accredited inclusion of descriptive text from the Register is encouraged, as it best provides the comprehensive information required for full appreciation and understanding of a site's heritage value.

The name of the Waymark must be the official name of the site as it appears in the Heritage Register, followed by town/city and Province/Territory, in the standardized Waymarking format:
Calgary Fire Hall #2 - Calgary, AB
Special Notes on Territories Historical Markers

Given that none of the Canadian Territories (The Yukon, Northwest Territories & Nunavut) have categories to which one may submit Historical Markers, we will be accepting them here. Though Heritage Sites and Historical Markers are most often quite different in nature, we're accepting them here, just so they will have a home to go to. See Instructions for Posting, above, for posting requirements - they are essentially the same for Historical Markers, save for the Heritage Registry requirement. However, the Heritage Registry variable is required, so you'll need to enter a pertinent URL there.
Instructions for Visiting a Waymark in this Category:
To log a visit to a Waymark in this category at least one photo of the property, taken by the visitor, must be included with the visit, as well any comments they have concerning either their visit or the site itself. Suggested inclusions are: what you like about the site, its history, any deviations from the description in the heritage listing noted by the visitor, and the overall state of repair of the site.
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  • Heritage Registry Page Number
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Western Canadian HeritageSt. Andrew's Wesley Church - Vancouver, BC

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St. Andrew's Wesley Church is located in downtown Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The church was designed by Twizell and Twizell and is constructed from Nelson Island BC granite and Haddington Island BC stone.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member denben

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 1/24/2021

last visited: 1/25/2021

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Western Canadian HeritageMasonic Temple - Quesnel, BC

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Quesnel Masonic Lodge Lodge No. 269 was established in 1913. Having dropped the "2", today it identifies itself as Lodge No. 69

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ScroogieII

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 9/15/2020

last visited: never

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Western Canadian HeritageSouth Fort George School House - Prince George, BC

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The first schoolhouse in Prince George, this building was a school for only three years until the city, then likely still a village, outgrew it.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ScroogieII

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 9/15/2020

last visited: never

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Western Canadian HeritageOccidental Hotel - Quesnel, BC

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At least the third hotel on this site, the Quesnel Hotel has been the oldest hotel building in the city ever since it was moved here from northern Quesnel.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ScroogieII

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 9/14/2020

last visited: never

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Western Canadian HeritageHome Hardware - Quesnel, BC

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This building has been a hardware store as long as it has been a building, possibly since 1932.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ScroogieII

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 9/14/2020

last visited: never

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Western Canadian HeritagePacific Great Eastern Railway Station - Quesnel, BC

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Quesnel's only railway depot, the Pacific Great Eastern still stands along the tracks of the Canadian National Railway.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ScroogieII

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 9/14/2020

last visited: never

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Western Canadian HeritageCariboo Hotel - Quesnel, BC

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The second oldest hotel building in Quesnel, the present Cariboo Hotel came to be as the result of a major fire in 1916.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ScroogieII

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 9/14/2020

last visited: never

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Western Canadian HeritageSt. Andrews United Church - Quesnel, BC

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Built as St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, St. Andrews United is now the oldest church in the city.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ScroogieII

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 9/14/2020

last visited: never

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Western Canadian HeritageRoyal Bank-188 Carson Ave - Quesnel, BC

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Opened for business in 1928, this was, for many years, the Quesnel branch of the Royal Bank of Canada.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ScroogieII

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 9/13/2020

last visited: never

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Western Canadian HeritageHudson’s Bay Company - Quesnel, BC

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Built in the MID 1800s, this was a Hudson's Bay Company Store until closing in 1919.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ScroogieII

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 9/13/2020

last visited: never

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Western Canadian HeritageBaker Street - Nelson, BC

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Baker Street is Nelson's main commercial avenue, as it has been essentially from Nelson's beginnings, in the 1890s.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ScroogieII

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 9/13/2020

last visited: never

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Western Canadian Heritage823 Baker Street - Nelson, BC

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On the north side of Baker Street, number 823 is the last house on the east end of the street.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ScroogieII

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 9/12/2020

last visited: never

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Western Canadian HeritageUphill Neighbourhood - Nelson, BC

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The Heritage Capital of British Columbia, the city of Nelson is home to over 350 heritage sites, many of which will be found in the city's Uphill Neighbourhood.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ScroogieII

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 9/12/2020

last visited: never

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Western Canadian HeritageThe Jam Factory - Nelson, BC

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The Jammery, for many years home to the Academy of Classical Oriental Sciences, is two blocks less a street west of Nelson's historic Courthouse.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ScroogieII

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 9/10/2020

last visited: 9/12/2020

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Western Canadian Heritage817 Baker Street - Nelson, BC

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817 Baker Street is the second last house on the east end of the street, sitting beside 823 Baker, also a Heritage Building.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ScroogieII

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 9/10/2020

last visited: never

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Western Canadian HeritageCentral School - Nelson, BC

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This 112 year old red brick school is unique in that it contains North America's first enclosed fire escape.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ScroogieII

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 9/10/2020

last visited: never

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Western Canadian HeritageCapitol Theatre - Nelson, BC

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421 Victoria Street is where one needs to go for entertainment in Nelson, I'm told. It's also one of the spots in Nelson where one may encounter an otherworldly being.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ScroogieII

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 9/9/2020

last visited: never

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Western Canadian HeritageBurns Building - Nelson, BC

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Pat Burns, the Alberta Beef Baron, built this building at 560 Baker Street in 1899 to serve as his Kootenay area headquarters.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ScroogieII

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 9/6/2020

last visited: never

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Western Canadian HeritageNelson Fire Hall - Nelson, BC

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At 919 Ward Street in Nelson, one will find the the oldest operating firehall in British Columbia. Not only is it a gorgeous old fire hall, but it houses a museum, as well.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ScroogieII

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 9/6/2020

last visited: never

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Western Canadian HeritageBank of Montreal - Nelson, BC

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The Bank of Montreal is on the south west corner of the intersection of Baker and Kootenay Streets, toward the western edge of downtown Nelson. It is the oldest operating branch of the Bank of Montreal in BC.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ScroogieII

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 9/6/2020

last visited: never

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Western Canadian HeritageMara-Barnard Block - Nelson, BC

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Addresses 421 to 431 Baker Street will allow one to find this Queen Anne styled building.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ScroogieII

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 9/6/2020

last visited: never

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Western Canadian HeritageMount St. Francis - Nelson, BC

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Though Mount St. Francis Hospital is now vacant, there is local sentiment in favour of its resurrection as housing in one form or another.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ScroogieII

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 9/6/2020

last visited: never

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Western Canadian HeritageNelson Memorial Park - Nelson, BC

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Nelson Memorial Cemetery is located in a peaceful setting on the 2300 block of Falls Street. Visitors to the cemetery are invited to stop at the information kiosk to pick up a map, and to view the cemetery register to locate gravesites.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ScroogieII

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 9/5/2020

last visited: never

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Western Canadian HeritageCivic Centre - Nelson, BC

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Nelson is a city of history and heritage buildings, with over 350 heritage buildings in a city of just over 10,000.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ScroogieII

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 9/5/2020

last visited: never

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Western Canadian HeritageUpper Bonnington Falls and Alexander Carrie Hydro Electric Power Plant - Nelson, BC

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Construction began on this generation station in 1905. When first brought online, it produced 750 kilowatts of power.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ScroogieII

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 9/5/2020

last visited: never

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