Sites historiques et du patrimoine

Orpaillage au musée de la mine de Britannia, photo de Tourism Squamish
Orpaillage au musée de la mine de Britannia, photo de Tourism Squamish

L'histoire de la région des Côtes et Montagnes à Vancouver est pleine de personnages colorés. Elle a laissé un héritage éclectique de sites historiques et patrimoniaux, de la culture aborigène et des pionniers de la Ruée vers l'or aux ouvriers de la conserverie et au célèbre explorateur Simon Fraser.

Visitez les districts historiques du quartier chinois et de Gastown à Vancouver. Visitez Fort Langley, le « lieu de naissance de la Colombie-Britannique ». Ou explorez la culture aborigène et son histoire au musée d'anthropologie ou le centre culturel Squamish Lil'wat à Whistler.

Traversez les tunnels d'Othello, inspirés de Shakespeare, près de Hope. À Mission, contemplez un monastère bénédictin encore habité. Ou descendez sous terres dans un vieux tunnel minier au Musée des mines de Britannia près de Squamish.

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28 Sites historiques et du patrimoine in Vancouver, Côte et Montagnes

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1 Britannia Shipyards, National Historic Site - Richmond

5180 Westwater Dr
Richmond, British Columbia
V7E 6P3
Toll-free
Phone604-718-8050

Britannia Shipyards, National Historic Site is an authentic representation of a once thriving community of canneries, boatyards, residences & stores. Tour some of the oldest shipyard buildings in BC & observe ongoing boat restoration projects in this active waterfront park along the Fraser River. Explore exhibits & take part in programs that interpret life on the river & the experiences of the multicultural community that called Britannia home.

Many of the buildings date back to 1885 & tell the stories of multi-ethnic residents & workers at the Britannia Cannery & Britannia Shipyard: Chinese, European, First Nations & Japanese. This collection of buildings has national value & was designated a National Historic Site in 1992 by the National Historic Sites & Monuments Board.

2 Fort Langley National Historic Site - Fort Langley

23433 Mavis Ave
Fort Langley, British Columbia
V1M 2R5
Toll-free
Phone604-513-4777

Experience life as a 19th century voyageur at Fort Langley, where the colony of British Columbia was born. Hear past echoes of musket fire, pan for gold dust dreams and dress up to play pioneer. Mingle with fur traders, learn the blacksmith's art and camp in a historically-themed oTENTiks. Satisfy your curiosity with the audio tour, available in six languages, as well as demonstrations of blacksmithing and barrel-making.

(Toute notre programmation est aussi disponible en français).

3 Kilby Historic Site - Harrison Mills

215 Kilby Rd
Harrison Mills, British Columbia
V0M 1L0
Toll-free
Phone604-796-9576

Your visit to Kilby General Store Museum will take you back to the 'good old days'; when the country store was a familiar sight in rural British Columbia. This designated 5 acre BC heritage attraction includes a 1906 general store, Manchester House Hotel, post office, First Nations exhibit, friendly farm animals, restaurant and gift shop.

See long forgotten brand names on the crowded shelves, goods of all descriptions hanging from the ceiling and the old pot-bellied stove near the traditional checker-board where you can match your skill with the storekeeper. From the time you open the squeaky screen door, you are guaranteed to enjoy this authentic journey back to the 1920s. Then explore the barnyard and all the friendly farm animals.

4 London Heritage Farm - Richmond

6511 Dyke Rd
Richmond, British Columbia
V7E 3R3
Toll-free
Phone604-271-5220

London Heritage Farm is a 1.6 hectare (4 acre) historical site that overlooks the south arm of the Fraser River in southwest Richmond, near Steveston Village. The site features an 1890s Farmhouse in a park with lovely heritage and herb gardens, the restored Spraggs Family Barn, old farming equipment, a small hand tool museum, chickens, bees and Allotment Gardens. The Farmhouse features a Tea Room, Gift Shop and Museum with period themed rooms for viewing.

Take a stroll through the park and heritage gardens, wander through the historic farmhouse and stop for a cup of our London Lady Tea and delicious home baked scones and homemade jam and other baked goods in our Tea Room. Admission by donation.

5 Mackin House Museum - Coquitlam

1116 Brunette Ave
Coquitlam, British Columbia
V3K 1G3
Toll-free
Phone604-516-6151

Built in 1909 for the General Manager of Fraser Mills, one of the largest mills in the British Empire at the time. It has now been restored to depict life in the early 1900s of Coquitlam. Mackin House is located in the historic French neighbourhood of Maillardville, in Heritage Square. Many of the local streets have French names. We offer drop-in tours of the house and scheduled tours of the surrounding neighbourhood. There is a great city park across the street to play in & restaurants are close by.

6 Tuckkwiowhum Heritage Interpretive Village - Boston Bar

4971 Hicks Rd
Boston Bar, British Columbia
V0K 1C0
Toll-free
Phone604-860-9610

Tuckkwiowhum Village (pronounced Tuck-we-ohm) is a First Nations heritage site & village located in Nlaka'pamux territory, 5 km south of Boston Bar.

Tuckkwiowhum was given its name by our people, and means 'great berry picking place'. The area still boasts rolling hills & lush forests of wild huckleberries, blueberries & medicinal plants.

We offer our guests an opportunity to experience the Nlaka'pamux village lifestyle before the arrival of Europeans. See the summer lodges, smoke house, food caches, sweat lodge, earth ovens & an awe-inspiring pit house. Whether you're looking for a peaceful weekend getaway, a quick stop on the way through the canyon, or to immerse yourself in our rich lifestyle & culture, you'll find what you're looking for at Tuckkwiowhum Village.

7 Yale Historic Site & Museum - Yale

31187 Douglas St
Yale, British Columbia
V0K 2S0
Toll-free
Phone604-863-2324

Visit our 1870's 'Creighton House' museum where artifacts & collections from Yale's historic past are on display. Tour St. John the Divine Church (1863) & then step back in time to the Living History 'tent city' & learn what life was like in the early days of the 1858 gold rush. Try your hand at gold panning, take a historic walking tour or just relax & absorb the history in our beautiful setting surrounded by mountains and the Fraser River. Relax and enjoy lunch in the gardens of the Ward Tea House. There are also several picnic areas & historic trails within the town. The Yale Pioneer Cemetery is open to the public for self guided walks.

Our gift store carries a wide selection of items for all ages.

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8 Agassiz-Harrison Museum & Visitor Info Centre - Agassiz

7011 Pioneer Ave
Agassiz, British Columbia
V0M 1A0
Toll-free
Phone604-796-3545

Agassiz is a friendly agricultural community known for healthy, country living & endless outdoor activities.

The Agassiz-Harrison Museum & Visitor Information Centre is housed in an 1893 CPR station. Our museum offers railway history, period clothing, artifacts, photographs & stories of pioneer life. In our Gift Shop you will find all things local; art, jewelry, preserves, books, pottery, woodwork & many more handcrafted items.

While visiting our area explore the Agassiz/Harrison Mills Circle Farm Tour, water sports, fishing, hiking, cycling, skiing in the picturesque Fraser Valley. Visit the Farmers Market every Thursday in the museum parking lot during the summer.

The Visitor Information Centre can help you find & plan your visit to the area.

Well worth the visit to our community!

9 BC Farm Museum - Fort Langley

9131 King St
Fort Langley, British Columbia
V1M 2R6
Toll-free
Phone604-888-2273

Bring the children, grandchildren, or your friends to see the largest collection of pioneer artifacts in Western Canada. Two large buildings in Fort Langley - near the HBC Fort. You will find the most interesting collection of pioneer effects, tractors, carriages, small engines, as well as model engines.

See the farm kitchen, the parlour & the textile room exhibiting a historic loom & sewing machines. Check out the working windmills & the large steam engine. The archival reference library contains thousands of books, manuals, magazines & other agricultural documents plus early photos. In 2015 we added interactive computer tablet terminals so you can watch many of our items in operation. Bring your cameras!

10 Britannia Mine Museum - Britannia Beach

Hwy 99
Britannia Beach, British Columbia
V0N 1J0
Toll-free1-800-896-4044
Phone604-896-2233

Faces just seem to light up once the Britannia Mine Museum's underground train pulls out. Our underground guided tour introduces you to the joys, noise and stories of BC mining history and pioneers.

Go ahead and explore. Within the modern Visitor Centre, you'll uncover one feature after another that includes a film, interactive exhibits and panning for real gold to take home.

To reach the highly acclaimed Britannia Mine Museum, head north on the Sea to Sky Highway (approximately 45 minutes from downtown Vancouver).

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