Culture & Heritage

Heritage Conservation Plan

Last update: February 18, 2021


Over the past two years, the City of Terrace has been working with Denise Cook Design and her team to develop a Heritage Conservation Plan for the City. 

After conducting surveys, holding meetings with stakeholder groups, hosting two public consultation sessions in October 2019 and February 2020, and preparing several draft versions, a final draft of the Heritage Conservation Plan is ready to be presented to Council. 

The Heritage Conservation Plan is divided into four sections.

Section 1: The first section provides some background on what a Heritage Conservation Plan is, followed by a summary of the heritage values as expressed by the community and the heritage conservation policies adopted by the City to date.

Section 2: This section provides a thematic framework of Terrace’s history, dividing it into five main themes. It then offers a review of Terrace’s evolution as a community and summarizes the community’s character as heard during the consultation and research. 

Section 3: This is the heritage management section, which provides goals, objectives, strategies, and actions designed to assist in sustaining Terrace’s heritage into the future. Among the four objectives are several specific strategies and actions. Those strategies include holding activities to promote reconciliation, creating a heritage advisory commission, increasing heritage education and communication, advancing cultural events, developing heritage inventories, creating incentives and tools for heritage property owners, and developing a community heritage archives.

Section 4: The final section is a list of Appendices that include heritage resources meant to assist in implementing the Plan. This section also includes supporting information gathered during the research and formation of the Plan. 

Next Steps
The tentative plan is for the Heritage Conservation Plan to be introduced to City Council in March 2021 for acceptance as the policy document to guide heritage resource management for the City of Terrace.

Thank you to all those who took the time to complete surveys, attend the public consultation sessions, and contribute their thoughts and personal stories. 


For more information:

Contact Ken Newman at 250-615-4032 or



Learn more about the Heritage Conservation Plan.

What’s the Heritage Conservation Plan?
  • Everyone has an important story or a place they care about in their community
  • A Heritage Conservation Plan uses community input to create a vision and strategies for the conservation of a community’s heritage in the short and long term
  • Heritage can mean different things to different people. It can include buildings, groups of buildings, sites, landscapes, views, industrial or agricultural features, natural features, roads, trails, spiritual places, events, stories, and memories—anything a community identifies as having value or being important to them
  • The plan takes into account all of the features that a community thinks have heritage value, states why they are important, and uses this information to create actions for heritage conservation
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