Historic sites--British Columbia



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"Greenwood Smelter"

Stop of Interest sign "Erected by the B.C. Centennial Committee".

Text on sign: In this wilderness of rugged mountains, ore was first found in the late 1880s. Further prospects led to the building of a large smelter by the B.C. Copper Co. From 1901, copper, gold, and silver poured from its furnaces. Fed by the great Motherlode Mine, it employed 400 men. The collapse of inflated war-time copper prices forced closure in 1918.

Jean Thompson interview

SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Craigflower Manor PERIOD COVERED: 1856-1973 RECORDED: View Royal (B.C.), 1973-08-23 SUMMARY: In an interview by Professor E. Colchester, curator Jean Thompson discusses the history of Craigflower Manor from 1856 to 1973, including how the Thompsons came to the Craigflower in 1962, and the government takeover and restoration of the manor. (NOTE: Transcript only.)

Minutes and reports of the Archaeological Sites Advisory Board

  • GR-1658
  • Series
  • 1960-1982

This series contains minutes and reports of the Archaeological Sites Advisory Board (1960- 1977) and its successor, the Provincial Heritage Advisory Board (PHAB) (1977-1982). Both boards were established by statute to advise the government on policies affecting the conservation of heritage sites and objects in the province.

British Columbia. Heritage Conservation Branch

Notes, correspondence, minutes and research reports

Dr. Margaret Ormsby (1909-1996) was a distinguished B.C. historian and a member of the Provincial Heritage Advisory Board

MS-2009 consists of notes, correspondence, minutes, and reports collected by Dr. Margaret Ormsby during the course of her work as a member of the Provincial Heritage Advisory Board.

The Provincial Heritage Advisory Board was established by the provincial government in 1978. Its role, as defined by the Heritage Conservation Act (28 Eliz. 2, c. 165, s. 9), was to advise the Minister of the Provincial Secretary on the implementation of policy. Specifically, the Board was consulted to establish criteria for the designation of heritage sites, and the granting of permits necessary for altering sites or objects which were deemed to have "historic, architectural, archaeological, palaeontological or scenic significance." The Board normally consisted of thirteen members, representing educational institutions, business, and government. Members were appointed at the pleasure of the Lieutenant Governor in Council.

The Provincial Heritage Advisory Board was abolished in June 1983. Duties of the Board were transferred to the director of the Heritage Conservation Branch.

Parks and Outdoor Recreation operational records

  • GR-1614
  • Series
  • 1936-1993

The series consists of files created by the Parks and Outdoor Recreation Division, and its predecessor bodies, between 1936 and 1993. The files are arranged in numerical order by the parks file code number. These records document the history of the provincial government’s management and operation of provincial parks and protected areas.

These records document reserves on land for recreation and other purposes. Many files are referred to as use, recreation and enjoyment of the public (UREP) reserves or parks and protected areas case files. The files contain site report forms, plans, maps, photographs, field notes, memoranda, correspondence, copies of orders-in-council, and other material pertaining to the establishment and changes in the status of public reserve land throughout the province.

Accession 94-9043 was added to the series in 2021. It includes files of cancelled UREP reserves that appear to fit with the original file code system. Most of these files relate to reserves in the Kamloops and Thompson Okanagan region.

British Columbia. Parks and Outdoor Recreation Division

Records of the Assistant Deputy Minister, Culture and Historic Resources

  • GR-3550
  • Series
  • 1972-1996, predominantly 1986-1996

The series consists of meeting minutes, correspondence, reports, cabinet submissions, news briefs, and marketing plans predominantly created between 1986 and 1996 by the Assistant Deputy Minister of the Culture and Historic Resources department of the Ministry of Tourism. The records document the government’s involvement with a variety of cultural and historical endeavors, including work carried out at Fort Steele. The series provides evidence of the level of funding given to the cultural and historic sectors in BC. The records cover three major sectors of heritage and culture : support for amateur and professional sports, heritage sites and museums, and arts and film.

Records in accession 91-9042 relate entirely to the BC motion picture industry and include the minutes of BC Film’s Board of Directors meetings. The series also includes an operations report, and lists film project titles, producers, film budget, and any financial contributions awarded to the project by external granting agencies. The series also consists of policy development records for the provincial motion picture industry.

The series also consists of financial statements, marketing plans and other records related to the BC Festival of the Arts and the BC Bilateral Culture Committee. Records address the BC Summer and Winter Games and the 1994 Commonwealth Games held in Victoria, while other records provide evidence of the government’s response to the Dubin report on anti-doping strategies elsewhere.

The series also documents the relationship between the provincial government and other provinces or federal initiatives, including the Federal Cultural Policy Review, Telefilm Canada, the Canada-Ontario Cultural Development Agreement and BC-ERDA cultural initiatives.

British Columbia. Culture and Historic Resources Department

Records of the Minister of Small Business, Tourism and Culture

  • GR-3558
  • Series
  • 1989-1995

The series consists of correspondence, reports, meeting minutes, briefing notes, business plans, newsletters and marketing plans created by the Minister of Small Business, Tourism, and Culture. The series consists of records created by both Darlene Mazari and her successor Bill Barlee. Mazari served as the Minister of Tourism and Minister Responsible for Culture between 1991 and 1993, and Barlee served as the Minister of Small Business, Tourism, and Culture from 1993 to 1996. The records document the government’s involvement with libraries, publishers, historic sites, and museums province-wide. The series demonstrates the involvement of the provincial government in marketing British Columbia as a tourist destination to BC residents, Canadians, and foreign visitors. The series also provides evidence of the relationship between British Columbia’s First Nations and the provincial government. The series includes several industry- or sector-specific reports, including strategies for golf and ski resorts, and rail travel. The series consists of records relating to the development of Hastings Park, the site of the PNE, Barkerville, Fort Steele, and the Kettle Valley Railway. The records also provide evidence of how BC’s decisions to develop areas such as Clayquot Sound affected tourism and outsiders’ perceptions of the province.

Records in accession 92-4526 date from 1989 but appear to be have been used by Mazari and placed in the file in the 1990s.
The series is arranged by subject.

British Columbia. Ministry of Small Business, Tourism and Culture