Help Heritage BC Locate and Assess BC's Stop of Interest Signs

 

PROJECT UPDATE:

In September 2016, the B.C. Government announced its intention to create 75 new Stop of Interest signs around the province. Building on Heritage BC's 2015 assessment project, the government is also repairing existing signs.

For more information, visit:

» BC Gov Stop of Interest Signs

Suggestions for landmarks and stories that should be recognized will be accepted until January 31, 2017. Submit your suggestion today:

» Suggest a Stop of Interest Sign  


Are there BC Stop of Interest signs in your community? In 2015, Heritage BC gave B.C. residents the opportunity to share their opinions about B.C.'s Stop of Interest signs and the commemoration of historic people, places, and events across the province. Help us locate the B.C. Stop of Interest signs. There are lots of ways that you can participate. And prizes to be won!

Members of the public helped Heritage BC to locate and visually assess the condition of the Stop of Interest signs found throughout British Columbia. Starting in 1958, Stop of Interest signs were erected across British Columbia to commemorate significant historic people, places, and events. Over 100 signs were erected from the 1950s through the 1990s. Click here for the list of known Stop of Interest signs. Since that time some signs have gone missing and some have been moved.

In partnership with the Heritage Branch of the Province of British Columbia, Heritage BC sought public input to gauge the present location, condition and content of the Stop of Interest signs. This is the first step in creating a contemporary inventory to start planning for the future of the Stop of Interest signs in British Columbia. 

Deadline for submissions has now passed.

See submissions at our Facebook Stops of Interest photo album

Download and share the BC Stop of Interest signs poster and media release:

» BC Stop of Interest signs poster

» BC Stop of Interest media release

For questions or more information contact info@heritagebc.ca.

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