Richmond's Steveston National Historic Site Submission


Help Nominate Steveston's Waterfront District for National Historic Site status

This project closed on Sunday, March 5, 2017. Thank you to all those who participated.

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Richmond is preparing a submission to Parks Canada to have Steveston’s Waterfront District designated as a National Historic Site of Canada.

We invite you to learn about the submission by viewing the documents on this project page, and to submit your comments through the online survey below, which is open until 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, March 5.

Nominations for national historic sites must fall under one of four criteria defined by Parks Canada. The one that best fits the Steveston Waterfront District is ‘illustrates or symbolizes in whole or in part a cultural tradition, a way of life or ideas important to the development of Canada.’ The application will recognize the waterfront’s national significance from the perspective of Parks Canada’s broad themes: peopling the land, developing economies, building social and community life and/or expressing intellectual and cultural life.

Open House

Along with the survey below, the City invites the public to a drop-in style open house to meet City staff, learn about the submission and share reasons why you personally feel the Steveston waterfront district has historic significance.

  • Date: Sunday February 12, 2017
  • Time: 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m
  • Location: Gulf of Georgia Cannery, 12138 Fourth Avenue, Steveston

Community input from LetsTalkRichmond.ca, the open house and other stakeholder meetings will be considered in the final nomination which will be forwarded to Council for endorsement in the spring 2017 before submitting to Parks Canada.

About Parks Canada National Historic Sites

National historic sites are places of profound importance to Canada. They bear witness to this nation’s defining moments and illustrate its human creativity and cultural traditions. Each national historic site tells its own unique story, part of the greater story of Canada contributing a sense of time, identity and place to our understanding of Canada as a whole. There are more than 950 national historic sites in Canada.

More information

For more information, call the City’s Arts, Culture and Heritage Services department at 604-276-4304 or email CommunityServices@richmond.ca.

Help Nominate Steveston's Waterfront District for National Historic Site status

This project closed on Sunday, March 5, 2017. Thank you to all those who participated.

~ ~ ~ ~ ~

Richmond is preparing a submission to Parks Canada to have Steveston’s Waterfront District designated as a National Historic Site of Canada.

We invite you to learn about the submission by viewing the documents on this project page, and to submit your comments through the online survey below, which is open until 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, March 5.

Nominations for national historic sites must fall under one of four criteria defined by Parks Canada. The one that best fits the Steveston Waterfront District is ‘illustrates or symbolizes in whole or in part a cultural tradition, a way of life or ideas important to the development of Canada.’ The application will recognize the waterfront’s national significance from the perspective of Parks Canada’s broad themes: peopling the land, developing economies, building social and community life and/or expressing intellectual and cultural life.

Open House

Along with the survey below, the City invites the public to a drop-in style open house to meet City staff, learn about the submission and share reasons why you personally feel the Steveston waterfront district has historic significance.

  • Date: Sunday February 12, 2017
  • Time: 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m
  • Location: Gulf of Georgia Cannery, 12138 Fourth Avenue, Steveston

Community input from LetsTalkRichmond.ca, the open house and other stakeholder meetings will be considered in the final nomination which will be forwarded to Council for endorsement in the spring 2017 before submitting to Parks Canada.

About Parks Canada National Historic Sites

National historic sites are places of profound importance to Canada. They bear witness to this nation’s defining moments and illustrate its human creativity and cultural traditions. Each national historic site tells its own unique story, part of the greater story of Canada contributing a sense of time, identity and place to our understanding of Canada as a whole. There are more than 950 national historic sites in Canada.

More information

For more information, call the City’s Arts, Culture and Heritage Services department at 604-276-4304 or email CommunityServices@richmond.ca.