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Punjabi film shot in Barkerville released

A new film entitled ਛੱਲਾ ਮੁੜ ਕੇ ਨਹੀਂ ਆਇਆ (Chhalla Mud Ke Nahi Aaya — Chhalla Never Returned), shot in Barkverville and...

Wings Over Canada: Chinese Canadians in the Skies

This presentation recorded June 28 at the Chinatown Storytelling Centre in Vancouver includes the little-known stories of Chinese Canadian pilots.

The Beveridges: A pioneer family in Clayton

Jack and Maggie Beveridge were pioneer settlers in Clayton (Surrey). They purchased 20 acres, homesteaded, and raised their family. The following video...

When history becomes a character

Join the BC and Yukon Book Prizes for Storied: Discussions on Books, Publishing, and the Creative Process.

Parliamentary Players performing in Victoria

Courtesy the Parliamentary Players This summer, brand new Travelling Plays by the Parliamentary Players...

The Future of the BC Archives: Survey results

The Future of the BC Archives: A Chance to Speak Summary of Responses from Users of...

The Wheels of Time: The Story of the Fort Langley Heritage CNR Station

Wheels of Time is a whimsical story that highlights Langley’s people and events between 1910 and 1969, with a focus on the...

Recovery Funds for Heritage Organizations Now Open

On June 27, 2022, Canadian Heritage announced details of the new Canada Arts and Culture Recovery Program (CACRP) which continues the Department’s...

The Wake of History: On foot and by canoe

You can follow along online as Bert ter Hert walks and paddles across Canada. By Bert ter Hart,...

Accessing Residential School Records

Content warning: This video relates to Indian Residential Schools. A reminder that the Indian Residential School Survivors Society has a 24 hour...

The Second World War in BC History and Public Memory

Scott Sheffield's investigations of the academic literature on the Second World War in BC revealed a surprising dearth of literature explicitly exploring...