Annual Conference

Annual Conference

Nakusp gearing up to host 2018 BCHF conference — Register now!

Did you know that the Arrow Lakes Historical Society was formed in 1984? You will learn more about the Arrow Lakes and local history...

BCHF announces shortlist for 2018 Historical Writing Competition

The British Columbia Historical Federation is pleased to announce the shortlist for the Annual Historical Writing Competition. Congratulations to all the finalists. Finalists in Alphabetical...

Nakusp’s grand old Centennial Building: From two-room schoolhouse to cultural hub

Just north of Nakusp's busiest intersection sits the Centennial Building, one of Nakusp's oldest buildings. First built as a two-room school house, this building...

Nakusp Hot Springs: From poor man’s spa to regional tourism treasure

There are a thousand stories to be told of a hot-spring playground hidden in one of the Selkirk’s most beautiful valleys. But one part...

“Pam’s Pony Express”: A female horse packer in Nakusp

Pam Gillman, nee Herridge (1927-2007), was a horse packer operating on the Nakusp Hot Springs Trail from 1940 to 1945. Pam worked under the name...

Conference memory: Water bomber “waves” to attendees in Port Alberni

This memory of the 2000 Annual Conference in Port Alberni was submitted by BCHF Director and Honorary Life Member Ron Hyde:  One of my morning...

Conference video recordings now available

Watch videos recordings of the following two presentations from our 2017 Annual Conference program on our YouTube channel. (It's free and you don't need...

Call for conference host communities – 2019 & 2020

Calling all communities! The BCHF is currently looking for communities to host our annual conferences in 2019 and 2020. (Hint: it might be time...

2017 Annual Conference thank you!

Our 2017 Annual Conference, "Land, Water, People," in Chilliwack is now complete, and what an inspiring, engaging and enjoyable weekend it was! Thank you to...

Annual Conference – Day 1 Summary and Photos

Day One of our Annual Conference, "Land, Water, People," is complete. A look at the day's photos, and the faces and places say it...