Culture & Heritage

Heritage Conservation Plan

Join us at the Heritage Fair: Saturday, February 22, 2020

What's important to you about Terrace's heritage?

We asked you to share your thoughts about values, vision, and places that matter to help celebrate Terrace's heritage. In the fall of 2019, we held a Heritage Workshop and provided an online survey to allow you to share what is important to you. Now, we are seeking input on the draft concepts of the Heritage Conservation Plan.


Attend the Terrace Heritage Fair

  • Saturday, February 22, 2020
  • 1–4 pm
  • Terrace Sportsplex Banquet Room

Join us at our booth to get an update on the Heritage Conservation Plan. You'll have a chance to see proposed themes, values, vision, and historic places that will help conserve and celebrate Terrace's heritage.

Download the poster



For more information:

Contact Ken Newman at 250-615-4032 or


Learn more about the Heritage Conservation Plan, the Heritage Workshop, and how to participate in the protection and management of anything in the community with heritage value.

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
How is the public involved in the creation of the Heritage Conservation Plan?

Heritage Consultation Workshop

On Thursday, October 17, 2019, we held a drop-in Heritage Consultation Workshop at the Days Inn Terrace from 4–8 pm. The focus of the workshop was to collect the community’s ideas to understand what the heritage of Terrace is all about, its places that matter, and the future of its heritage resources. We asked the public to respond to questions, map important places, and fill out a questionnaire. We wanted to hear from as many different people of all ages in the community as we can.

We are using this information to create strategies and tools for heritage protection and management. All collected input is being considered in the preparation of the Heritage Conservation Plan.​

Read the handout

Read the news release


Heritage Conservation Plan proposal

Join us at the Terrace Heritage Fair on Saturday, February 22, 2020, from 1–4 pm in the Sportsplex Banquet Room. See above, or download the poster for details.

What is the greater context for this project?
  • A Heritage Conservation Plan will provide the City with a policy framework to enhance the conservation and recognition of the City’s heritage resources and provide background and tools to create an effective heritage management program.

  • The project will be completed in two phases. Phase 1 will be the Terrace Historic Context Study including a historical context study outlining Terrace’s major historic themes and preparation of inventory of heritage places. Phase 2 will be a Heritage Management Plan that includes a development of visions and goals for heritage conservation in Terrace, creation of guidelines for evaluating heritage proposals, development of a terms of reference for the creation of a heritage advisory commission, and recommendations for key strategic directions to implement the plan.

How can I participate?

Future events:

  • Attend the Terrace Heritage Fair on Saturday, February 22, 2020, from 1–4 pm in the Sportsplex Banquet Room. See above, or download the poster for details.

Past events:

  • Attend the regular City Council meeting on Tuesday, October 15, 2019, when the team of Denise Cook (Denise Cook Design), Susan Medville (Mountain Heritage), and Berdine Jonker will make an introductory presentation to council that introduces the project
  • Attend the Heritage Workshop on Thursday, October 17, 2019, between 4:00 and 8:00 pm and share your thoughts about Terrace’s heritage and the Heritage Conservation Plan
  • Fill out the online survey (available October 17 until December 31, 2019)
  • Check back on this webpage for project updates

Questions? Call Ken Newman at 250-615-4032 or email

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