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  1. Alberni Valley Heritage Network (Port Alberni) links several heritage sites, including the McLean Mill National Historic Site.
  2. Alder Grove Heritage Society operates the Alder Grove Telephone Museum and Community Archives
  3. Alexander Mackenzie Voyageur Route Association (BC); site includes history of the Canada Sea-to-Sea Expeditions (1988-1993) organized by Lakehead University, Thunder Bay, Ontario.
  4. Archaeological Society of British Columbia
  5. Archives Association of British Columbia (AABC) describes programs and services as well as links to BC archives on the Web.
  6. Association of Canadian Archivists
  7. Association of Canadian Map Libraries and Archives
  8. Association of Historical Archaeologists of the Pacific Northwest (AHAPN) is based in the USA.
  9. AV Preservation (formerly the Alliance for Canada's Audio-Visual Heritage)
  10. Black Historical and Cultural Society of British Columbia
  11. Bowen Island Historians also operate a community museum and archives.
  12. BC Association of Professional Consulting Archaeologists (BCAPCA)
  13. British Columbia Black History Awareness Society (Victoria, BC)
  14. British Columbia Folklore Society
  15. British Columbia Genealogical Society
  16. British Columbia Historical Federation (BCHF) publishes the British Columbia History. The Web site's new domain is The BCHF co-sponsors the annual British Columbia History Web Site Prize ($250) with David Mattison. Date updated: 2005.12.16.
  17. British Columbia Industrial Heritage Group (North Vancouver)
  18. British Columbia Military Heritage Society
  19. British Columbia Museums Association
  20. British Columbia Industrial Heritage Group
  21. Campbell River Genealogy Club
  22. Canada's National History Society (Winnipeg, MB) publishes The Beaver.
  23. Canadian Archaeological Association
  24. Canadian Association for Professional Heritage Consultants (CAPHC)
  25. Canadian Committee on Labour History
  26. Canadian Economic History WWW Server (UBC, Vancouver)
  27. Canadian Heritage Information Network (Ottawa, ON)
  28. Canadian Historical Association
  29. Canadian military history groups are described on the Directorate of History and Heritage site, Dept. of National Defence.
  30. Canadian Musical Heritage Society (Ottawa, ON)
  31. Canadian Oral History Association
  32. Canadian Science and Technology History Association = Association pour l'histoire de la science et de la technologie au Canada (Ottawa, ON). Founded in 1981, this organization publishes the scholarly journal Scientia Canadensis. For BC content in the journal consult the Index (table of contents) link. Date added: 2002.10.25.
  33. The Champlain Society. Publisher of scholarly editions of Canadian historical documents. Digital facsimiles of some pre-1920 titles are available through Early Canadiana Online (The Champlain Society Digital Collection).
  34. CN Lines Special Interest Group, National Model Railroad Association (Winnipeg, MB), for Canadian National Railway enthusiasts.
  35. District 69 Historical Society (Parksville) operates the Craig Heritage Park Museum and Archives and offers online historical data about the Parksville area.
  36. Fédération nationale des femmes canadiennes-françaises. Date added: 1995-2003.10.11.
  37. Friends of Hatley Park Society works with Royal Roads University to preserve Hatley Park Castle and grounds.
  38. Friends of the BC Archives
  39. Hallmark Society (Victoria). Date updated: 2003.03.24.
  40. Heritage Society of British Columbia
  41. Heritage Vancouver Society
  42. Home Children Canada (Pacific)
  43. Interpretation Canada, an association for heritage interpretation.
  44. Jewish Genealogical Institute of British Columbia (Vancouver, BC).
  45. Jewish Historical Society of British Columbia (The Society and BC Heritage Websites Program). Date added: 1995-2003.09.17.
  46. Kamloops Family History Society
  47. Kelowna & District Genealogical Society.
  48. Kettle Valley Railway Society (Summerland) operates a short-haul steam locomotive railway service.
  49. Kitimat Family History Society.
  50. Kootenay Lake Historical Society (Kaslo) maintains the Kootenay Lake Archives and sponsors the S.S. Moyie National Historic Site. Date updated: 2003-02-15.
  51. Map Society of British Columbia
  52. Mennonite Historical Society of BC (Abbotsford) includes an archives
  53. MSA Museum Society operates a museum-archives and manages the Trethewey House heritage site.
  54. Myra Canyon Trestle Restoration Society (Kelowna). Established in 1993 to maintain a portion of the Kettle Valley Railway line.
  55. Nanaimo Family History Society
  56. National Nikkei Heritage Centre Society developed and manages Nikkei Place in Burnaby.
  57. New Caledonia Metis Association (Fort St. James).
  58. New Westminster Hyack Festival Association has its roots in the Ancient and Honorable Hyack Anvil Battery which fired its first salute in 1871.
  59. North Shuswap Historical Society. Established in 1985 and publishes Shuswap Chronicles, parts of which, along with tables of contents for each issuel, are available on its site. Date added: 1995-2003.10.30.
  60. Northwest Brigade Club reenacts Western Canadian fur trade history from 1774 to 1821 and publishes Northwest Journal.
  61. Okanagan Historical Society features an online index through the Living Landscapes project to their annual Okanagan History monograph.
  62. Old Cemeteries Society (Victoria)
  63. Organization for the Study of the National History of Canada (OSNHC)
  64. Puget Sound Maritime Historical Society (Seattle, WA).
  65. Riverview Hospital Historical Society (Port Coquitlam, BC).
  66. Royal Canadian Geographical Society publishes Canadian Geographic
  67. Saanich Historical Artifacts Society. The society operates Heritage Acres, an outdoor and indoor museum of agricultural and industrial artifacts, and also acts as a home for the Vancouver Island Model Engineers. Date updated: 2002.11.07.
  68. Saanich Pioneers' Society operates a museum and archives. Date added: 2002.11.07.
  69. Sandon Historical Society operates the Sandon Archives. Date added: 1995-2003.07.04.
  70. Scholarly Societies Project (University of Waterloo Library, ON)
  71. Slovak Heritage and Cultural Society of British Columbia
  72. South Peace Historical Society (Dawson Creek) operates a museum and archives
  73. Steveston Interurban Restoration Society. Date added: 2002.05.13.
  74. Townsite Heritage Society of Powell River
  75. Transit Museum Society (TRAMSVancouver)
  76. 2141 Steam Locomotive Restoration Society operates the Kamloops Heritage Railway Web site.
  77. Underwater Archaeological Society of British Columbia. Date added: 2002.09.15.
  78. Union of British Columbia Indian Chiefs (Vancouver)
  79. Vancouver Historical Society
  80. Vancouver Island Railway Society is devoted to revitalization of the Esquimalt & Nanaimo Railway passenger service; site includes some historical studies and publications about the E&N's history.
  81. Vancouver Paleontological Society
  82. Vernon and District Family History Society
  83. Victoria Genealogical Society
  84. Women's History Network/BC

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