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British Columbia Heritage Markers
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The British Columbia Heritage Markers category waymarks Historical Markers that have been installed by the Province of British Columbia or other historic markers placed throughout the province of B.C.
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British Columbia’s historic places – buildings, other structures, landscapes, historic districts, and other places – are crucial to our understanding, appreciation, and sustainability of our communities. By conserving and celebrating these places, we value our communities, our future, and ourselves.

British Columbia has many historic sites that showcase the province's colourful history. At these places, visitors can experience and learn about B.C.

When you encounter a site that has been marked by the Province we invite you to waymark it, take a picture of the area and document some of the interesting facts that you have learned from the signage placed there. There are many places to visit and learn about this exciting province and our history.

Markers Placed by Other Agencies

There are numerous historic markers that have been placed on buildings through the designation by British Columbia or by the local municipality.

If you are waymarking another type of marker such as those placed by another government agency, historical societies, counties, cities, federal agencies, other group you must provide suitable historic reference information in the long description to provide this visitor with information about that site.

That information should provide relevant information with respect to why the building, structure or place received its designation.

Instructions for Posting a British Columbia Heritage Markers Waymark:
When logging a new waymark please include information about why the historical marker is there and a picture of the marker and the area around it. Add any additional information you can about the history of this waymark, maybe it is something you never knew about the area and British Columbia.
Instructions for Visiting a Waymark in this Category:
When entering a new log for visiting a waymark please provide a picture of your visit to the location and if you have an interesting alternate area or sign photo include that.

Please include any thoughts or historic information about the area that the marker may represent.
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British Columbia Heritage MarkersYuen On Lung Store - Merritt, BC

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This general store was opened in 1928 by the Toy family, who had immigrated to Canada from China around 1916. They operated the store sporadically until the 2000s, after which time it became a City of Merritt Heritage Property.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member T0SHEA

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 8/28/2014

last visited: never

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British Columbia Heritage MarkersHospital Auxiliary Thrift Shop - Merritt, BC

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This building was built in 1926 on the corner of Voght Street and Coutlee Avenue.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member T0SHEA

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 8/28/2014

last visited: never

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British Columbia Heritage MarkersThe Coldwater Hotel — Merritt, BC

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The Coldwater Hotel has been serving the travelling public since 1908. In 1999 the City of Merritt gave it heritage status.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Dunbar Loop

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 6/13/2010

last visited: 5/1/2011

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British Columbia Heritage MarkersMerritt Post Office — Merritt, BC

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The brick art deco post office was completed in 1939. The City of Merritt has declared it a Heritage Site.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Dunbar Loop

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 6/13/2010

last visited: never

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British Columbia Heritage MarkersTrinity United Church - Merritt, BC

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The Presbyterians in Merritt had, shortly after the turn of the century, met for years in various locations in the town. In 1908, land for a church was bought for $400. By November of 1910 the congregation had a church.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member T0SHEA

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 9/14/2014

last visited: never

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British Columbia Heritage MarkersSt. Michael's Anglican Parish - Merritt, BC

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Merritt's Anglican congregation, after meeting for around 6 years in various homes and halls, finally had a church to call their own in 1913.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member T0SHEA

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 9/14/2014

last visited: never

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British Columbia Heritage MarkersOld Drill Hall - Merritt, BC

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If this brick building looks familiar, it could be because you've seen drill halls built prior to 1920 in other towns. These were all built shortly after the beginning of World War I.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member T0SHEA

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 2/4/2015

last visited: never

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British Columbia Heritage MarkersMerritt Courthouse - Merritt. BC

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This being 2015, this old courthouse will celebrate its 101st birthday this year.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member T0SHEA

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 2/4/2015

last visited: never

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British Columbia Heritage MarkersBaillie House. Merritt, BC

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Built in 1913 to house a mail order bride, Cosom A. Bigney's house included much embellishment in hopes that it would make the English lady feel at home. She never arrived and Cosom A. Bigney never married, passing away in 1933.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member T0SHEA

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 9/14/2014

last visited: never

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British Columbia Heritage MarkersNicola Valley - Merritt, BC

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The Nicola is a beautiful valley in central BC.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member gypsie2

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 9/15/2010

last visited: 7/12/2016

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British Columbia Heritage MarkersA Tale of Three Bridges - Spences Bridge, BC

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This story should actually be "A Tale of Three Bridges and a Ferry", as before the first of the the three bridges there was a ferry.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member T0SHEA

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 8/17/2019

last visited: never

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British Columbia Heritage Markers[DESTROYED] Lytton Joss House Site - Lytton, BC

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Opened May 13, 2017, the Lytton Chinese History Museum stands on a heritage property, once the site of an 1881 Chinese Joss House, unceremoniously torn down some time after 1928.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member T0SHEA

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 8/12/2019

last visited: never

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British Columbia Heritage MarkersHell's Gate Fishways - Fraser Canyon, BC

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This plaque, mounted on a stone cairn, tells the story of the international effort undertaken to remediate a man made disaster in the Fraser Canyon's Hell's Gate.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member T0SHEA

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 8/17/2019

last visited: 8/8/2019

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British Columbia Heritage MarkersFraser Canyon — Hell's Gate, BC

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The Fraser Canyon is an amazing geological formation. Caught between two major mountain ranges -- the Coast and the Cascades -- this deep gash in the surface of the earth was formed from fault lines and river erosion.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Dunbar Loop

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 5/1/2013

last visited: never

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British Columbia Heritage MarkersCanadian Northern Pacific's Last Spike - Ashcroft, BC

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The Canadian Northern Pacific Last Spike heritage plaque is located in a pull-out on the east side of the Trans-Canada Highway approximately 15 km south of Ashcroft and 19.5 km north of Spences Bridge.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member T0SHEA

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 6/24/2019

last visited: never

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British Columbia Heritage MarkersMcIntosh 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. The memorial is just west of Columbia Street at Greenstone Drive

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member T0SHEA

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 8/23/2014

last visited: never

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British Columbia Heritage MarkersFur, Gold, and Cattle - Kamloops, BC

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This heritage marker is at a viewpoint within the city of Kamloops, possibly the best viewpoint in the city.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member T0SHEA

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 8/22/2014

last visited: never

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British Columbia Heritage MarkersWilliam Frank Hayden House - Kamloops, BC

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This house was built in 1911 for William Frank Hayden, Canadian Pacific Railway agent and insurance agent. It is a typical example of a middle class Edwardian-era building, myriads of which were going up during that time of unprecedented prosperity.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member T0SHEA

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 8/28/2014

last visited: never

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British Columbia Heritage MarkersStuart 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 T0SHEA

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 8/22/2014

last visited: never

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British Columbia Heritage MarkersKamloops Court House - Kamloops, BC

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This landmark Edwardian Baroque-style brick and stone courthouse was completed in 1909. It stands majestically at the intersection of Seymour Street and First Avenue, looking down upon the business section of the city.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member T0SHEA

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 8/22/2014

last visited: never

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British Columbia Heritage MarkersInland 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.

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location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 8/22/2014

last visited: never

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British Columbia Heritage MarkersSt. Andrew’s on the Square - Kamloops, BC

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Standing majestically on the corner of Seymour Street and Second Avenue, St. Andrew's is the oldest public building in Kamloops, having been built in 1887. It was originally built as a Presbyterian Church on land donated by the CPR.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member T0SHEA

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 8/22/2014

last visited: never

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British Columbia Heritage MarkersWilliam 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. It is noted for having been built for William Wills Bishop, a printer with the politically active newspaper The Standard.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member T0SHEA

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 8/28/2014

last visited: never

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British Columbia Heritage MarkersOld 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 T0SHEA

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 8/22/2014

last visited: never

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British Columbia Heritage Markers1930 Liquor Store - Kamloops, BC

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Standing on the east side of the old Bank of Commerce, also a heritage property, this one time Liquor Store is 26 years its junior. The building's address is 124-126 Victoria Street.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member T0SHEA

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 8/24/2021

last visited: never

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