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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.
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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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Variables:
  • Official Heritage Registry
  • Heritage Registry Page Number
  • Address
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Western Canadian HeritageClark Residence - Penticton, BC

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A Craftsman style house, the Clark Residence was likely surrounded by apple/fruit orchards for the majority of its life.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member T0SHEA

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 9/13/2021

last visited: never

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Western Canadian HeritageWaterfront Eyecare Centre - Penticton, BC

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The only building of its kind in Penticton, the Waterfront Eyecare Centre was designed by George Angliss, a Penticton native.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member T0SHEA

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 9/5/2021

last visited: never

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Western Canadian HeritageEllis Street Cottage - Penticton, BC

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Barely 250 metres from Okanagan Lake, the Ellis Street Cottage has been around for awhile now.

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location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 10/9/2021

last visited: never

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Western Canadian HeritageCN Railway Bridge - Penticton, BC

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The last remnant of the Canadian National Railway in Penticton, this small railroad bridge serves as the only reminder that the Canadian National Railway was ever in the city.

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location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 9/10/2021

last visited: never

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Western Canadian HeritageBennett Block - Penticton, BC

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This commercial block was one of the original buildings on Penticton's Front Street.

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location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 9/13/2021

last visited: never

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Western Canadian HeritageMcDonald House - Penticton, BC

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Somewhat of a rarity, the 1912 McDonald House was one of a very few rusticated concrete block buildings ever built in Penticton.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member T0SHEA

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 11/10/2021

last visited: never

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Western Canadian HeritageEmpress Theatre - Penticton, BC

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Originally the Empire Theatre, then the Empress Theatre, then Larsen's Tire Warehouse, this building has reclaimed some of its lost status with the arrival of an art gallery in 2007.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member T0SHEA

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 10/10/2021

last visited: never

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Western Canadian HeritageThe Dragon's Den - Penticton, BC

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Three individual buildings, the Dragon's Den heritage site contains the first two concrete block buildings to be erected in Penticton.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member T0SHEA

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 9/28/2021

last visited: never

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Western Canadian HeritageGahan-Kendall Block - Penticton, BC

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What has become known as a "Flatiron", the Gahan-Kendall Block is an inevitable result of seemingly haphazard street layout in turn of the twentieth century villages.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member T0SHEA

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 10/12/2021

last visited: never

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Western Canadian HeritageMunson Mountain - Penticton, BC

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One of the most visited and most photographed spots in Penticton, this is also one of the highest spots in the city.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member T0SHEA

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 11/12/2021

last visited: never

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Western Canadian HeritageElite Cafe - Penticton, BC

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A restaurant since 1936, the Elite Cafe and its iconic neon sign are now gone, the large sign coming down in 2019.

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location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 10/8/2021

last visited: never

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Western Canadian HeritageGreer Block - Penticton, BC

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The Greer Block is one of the few remaining buildings of rusticated concrete blocks remaining in Penticton. With corner pilasters topped by ball finials, the building is an example of Edwardian Classical Revival architecture.

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location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 11/8/2021

last visited: never

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Western Canadian HeritagePenticton Post Office - Penticton, BC

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Though now offices, Penticton's first substantial post office still stands along Main Street, still an anchor in the downtown business district.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ScroogieII

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 8/15/2020

last visited: never

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Western Canadian HeritagePower Block - Penticton, BC

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Looking not at all as it did in 1921, this might be considered a stealth heritage building, still standing among its contemporaries.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member T0SHEA

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 11/17/2021

last visited: never

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Western Canadian HeritagePalace Hotel - Penticton, BC

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Possibly the oldest hotel building in the City of Penticton, the Palace Hotel is at least the oldest wood framed building on the city's Main Street.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member T0SHEA

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 11/17/2021

last visited: never

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Western Canadian HeritageErickson Building - Penticton, BC

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Late Edwardian Classical Revival in style, the 1922 Erickson Building is one of several commercial buildings of the 1920s which still line Penticton's Main Street.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member T0SHEA

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 10/11/2021

last visited: never

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Western Canadian HeritagePenticton Provincial Courthouse - Penticton, BC

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A latter day Art Deco building, the Penticton Courthouse arose from the ground in 1948.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member T0SHEA

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 9/5/2021

last visited: never

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Western Canadian HeritageSt. Andrew's Presbyterian Church - Penticton, BC

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On Martin Street at Wade Avenue, this lovely old Gothic Revival field stone church stands near the southern edge of downtown Penticton.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ScroogieII

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 8/15/2020

last visited: never

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Western Canadian HeritagePenticton United Church - Penticton, BC

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Dedicated in 1928, this large Gothic Revival church is the only United Church the City of Penticton has ever had.

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location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 9/11/2021

last visited: never

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Western Canadian HeritageGyro Bandshell - Penticton, BC

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Though the bandshell was built in 1951, it is on the site of two previous bandshells, erected in 1912 and 1936. The site has been entered in the Penticton Heritage Register.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ScroogieII

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 8/17/2020

last visited: never

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Western Canadian HeritagePenticton High School - Penticton, BC

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Beginning with a single two storey building in 1913, Penticton High School has evolved substantially since then.

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location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 8/16/2020

last visited: never

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Western Canadian HeritageGibson House - Penticton, BC

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For nearly a century this impressive residence was home to, first an engineer and surveyor, later a renowned prankster who happened to also be a medical practitioner.

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location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 10/14/2021

last visited: never

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Western Canadian HeritageSt. Saviour’s Anglican Church - Penticton, BC

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The cornerstone for St. Saviour’s was laid in 1929, with completion occurring in 1930. This is one of two stone churches in Penticton, the other being ST. Andrew's Presbyterian.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ScroogieII

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 8/15/2020

last visited: never

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Western Canadian HeritageCaptain Stevens House - Penticton, BC

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Once the largest residence in Penticton, the Captain Stevens House was also one of the earliest residences in the town.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member T0SHEA

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 9/13/2021

last visited: never

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Western Canadian HeritageRiordan House - Penticton, BC

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One of the most attractive homes in the Winnipeg Street neighbourhood, this Arts and Crafts style home has stood on the corner of Winnipeg Street and Eckhardt Avenue for a full century as of this year, 2021.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member T0SHEA

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 11/18/2021

last visited: never

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