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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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  • Heritage Registry Page Number
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Western Canadian HeritageRed Bridge - Kamloops, BC

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This old wood timber truss bridge has been known as the Red Bridge for some time, as, though it can't be seen from this vantage point, much of it has been painted red since anyone can remember. The bridge itself is older than anyone can remember.

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location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 8/12/2021

last visited: never

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Western Canadian HeritageCattle Car and Caboose - Kamloops, BC

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This pair of railway memorabilia stands beside an entry point for the Kamloops Rivers Trail, the longest and most used group of trails in Kamloops.

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location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 8/28/2020

last visited: never

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Western Canadian HeritagePioneer Cemetery - Kamloops, BC

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Pioneer Cemetery was the first cemetery in Kamloops, with the final burial taking place in 1901. Falling into disuse, it was finally taken over by the city and restored in 1962

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ScroogieII

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 9/1/2020

last visited: 9/14/2020

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Western Canadian HeritageMemorial Arena - Kamloops, BC

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Completed in 1949, the Memorial Arena, like those of a great many towns and cities in Canada, was built as a memorial to those soldiers who never returned from war. It is used as much today as it was on the day it opened.

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location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 8/30/2020

last visited: never

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Western Canadian HeritageCNR Station, Kamloops, British Columbia

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The CNR Station, built in 1926-27, is a large, two-storey train station located at the end of Fifth Avenue, on the north side of Lorne Street, in Kamloops, British Columbia.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Weathervane

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 7/17/2020

last visited: never

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Western Canadian HeritageB.C. Sheep Breeders Building - Kamloops, BC

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In the 1920s sheep herding was very popular in the Kamloops area and this building, built in 1929 by the B.C. Sheep Breeders Association, was the centre of activity for shows, fairs and sales until the 1960s.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ScroogieII

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 8/28/2020

last visited: never

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Western Canadian HeritagePlaza Hotel - Kamloops, BC

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The Plaza Hotel was built in 1927 by the business community of Kamloops in order to attract both tourists and new businesses to the city. It has remained one of the premier hotels in the city from that time.

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location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 8/31/2020

last visited: never

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Western Canadian HeritageWilliam W. Bishop House - Kamloops, BC

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This Edwardian-era Foursquare house was built in 1913 and also shows influence from the then popular Arts and Crafts movement.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ScroogieII

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 8/30/2020

last visited: never

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Western Canadian HeritageHayden House - Kamloops, BC

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This house was built in 1911 for William Frank Hayden, Canadian Pacific Railway agent and insurance agent.

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location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 8/30/2020

last visited: never

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Western Canadian HeritageStuart Wood School - Kamloops, BC

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Completed in 1907, this school was one of many designed by prolific Newfoundland born architect William Tuff Whiteway (1856-1940). It stands on the south side of St. Paul Street in downtown Kamloops.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ScroogieII

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 8/28/2020

last visited: never

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Western Canadian HeritageSt. Andrew's on the Square - Kamloops, British Columbia

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Built in 1887, St. Andrews on the Square was built on land donated by the Canadian Pacific Railway. The church is valued as the City’s oldest public building and for its association with the Reverend Phil Gaglardi (1913-1995).

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Weathervane

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 7/18/2020

last visited: 2/17/2021

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Western Canadian HeritageOld Bank of Commerce - Kamloops, BC

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Built in 1904, this stately and substantial old bank stands at the corner of Victoria Street and First Avenue, cater-corner from the present city hall. It was used by the Bank Of Commerce until 1924.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ScroogieII

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 9/1/2020

last visited: never

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Western Canadian HeritageInland Cigar Factory - Kamloops, BC

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Built in 1895, this building was used as a cigar factory until 1913, when the factory outgrew the premises and moved. Taken over at that time by a bakery, the building still stands on the corner of Seymour Street and First Avenue.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ScroogieII

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 8/28/2020

last visited: never

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Western Canadian HeritageOld Kamloops Courthouse - Kamloops, British Columbia

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Completed in 1909, the Old Kamloops Courthouse is valued as a landmark complex of buildings and surrounding landscape. The complex was designed to convey a sense of justice and authority through the use of traditional and imposing design.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Weathervane

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 7/18/2020

last visited: 3/12/2021

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Western Canadian HeritageWilson House - Kamloops, BC

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This 1909/10 wood frame house was once the home William Stewart Wilson, a well known citizen in the early years of Kamloops. Recently restored by the city, the house is presently home to the Kamloops North Shore Business Improvement Association.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ScroogieII

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 8/31/2020

last visited: never

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Western Canadian HeritageMcIntosh Memorial - Kamloops, BC

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Erected at a prominent viewpoint in 1932 by the Rotarians, the McIntosh Memorial was dedicated to James McIntosh, influential pioneer of the Kamloops area.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ScroogieII

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 8/30/2020

last visited: never

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Western Canadian HeritageKamloops Chinese Cemetery - Kamloops, BC

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Listed in the Kamloops Heritage Register and at Historical Places Canada, The Kamloops Chinese Cemetery is a most interesting place to visit while in Kamloops.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ScroogieII

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 8/28/2020

last visited: 8/28/2020

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Western Canadian HeritageTom Bones House - Kamloops, BC

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This Arts and Crafts bungalow, at 328 Royal Avenue, is valued as a heritage property not only for its architectural significance, but as well for its association with its builder, Thomas Bones, an immigrant carpenter from England.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ScroogieII

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 8/30/2020

last visited: never

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Western Canadian HeritageNaval Ammunition Depot Bunkers - Kamloops, BC

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Today a historic site, this was once the site of a large ammunition depot, created to store naval munitions during, and for many years after, World War II.

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location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 8/28/2020

last visited: never

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Western Canadian HeritageHat Creek Ranch - Cache Creek, British Columbia

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Hat Creek Ranch comprises some 130 hectares of farmyards, fields and range land, and includes twenty historic wooden domestic and farm buildings dating from 1861 into the 20th century.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Weathervane

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 7/17/2020

last visited: never

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Western Canadian HeritageEnderby City Hall - Enderby, BC

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Enderby's city hall, once a fire hall, as well, is pretty much in the centre of the town, on the corner of Cliff Avenue and George Street.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ScroogieII

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 8/15/2020

last visited: never

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Built in 1914, at the outbreak of World War I, the drill hall was used during both World Wars and continues in use today in a non military role.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ScroogieII

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 8/14/2020

last visited: never

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Western Canadian HeritageGirouard Cabin and Park - Vernon, BC

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This little cabin was built by Luc Girouard, a transplanted Quebecer, in 1867.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ScroogieII

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 8/2/2020

last visited: 11/7/2020

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Western Canadian HeritageVernon Federal Building - Vernon, BC

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The Vernon post office is part of the Federal Building located at 3101 32nd Avenue.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ScroogieII

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 8/3/2020

last visited: 11/19/2020

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Western Canadian HeritageBank of Montreal - Vernon, BC

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The first Bank of Montreal in Vernon, this was built in 1893 and used as a bank until 1909, at which time it was moved to make room for the new bank.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ScroogieII

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 7/30/2020

last visited: 10/31/2020

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