BC Francophone Cultural Mapping Project

British Columbia has one of the most varied populations in Canada, and cultural and linguistic diversity is celebrated throughout the province. This project seeks to recognize the valuable contributions made by the Francophone community to B.C.’s economic, cultural and social fabric, and to increase our collective understanding of British Columbia’s diverse identity.


Placing BC Francophone Culture on the Map

Phase I of the project will produce an interactive map of sites and stories of significance to B.C.’s Francophone community with cultural tourism and heritage values to be added to Heritage BC’s World War Monuments & Memorials Map.

These sites have been drawn from two inventories previously created in collaboration with the Francophone community, including a repertory and map of Francophone tourism-related resources and services, and an inventory of sites, properties, historical figures and experiences related to Francophone culture and heritage. 

The resulting interactive online map will become part of the Province of B.C.’s commitment to support the planning and delivery of French-language provincial services that are aimed at contributing to the development and enhancing the vitality of the Francophone community of British Columbia.


A Collaborative Effort

The BC Francophone Cultural Mapping Project is a collaborative effort between several government and non-government agencies, including:

  • Heritage Branch, Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operation
  • Tourism Policy Branch, Ministry of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training
  • Heritage BC
  • Société de développement économique de la Colombie-Britannique / Francophone Economic Development Society
  • La société historique francophone de la Colombie-Britannique / Francophone Historical Society of British Columbia

 

Heritage BC acknowledges the financial support of the Province of British Columbia through the Canada-British Columbia Official Languages Agreement on French Services. This project was also funded in part through generous in-kind support from SplitMango web designs.