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- Alberni Valley Heritage Network
(Port Alberni) links several heritage sites, including the McLean Mill National
- Alder Grove Heritage Society operates the Alder
Grove Telephone Museum and Community Archives
- 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.
Society of British Columbia
- Archives Association
of British Columbia (AABC) describes programs and services as well as
links to BC archives on the Web.
- Association of Canadian
of Canadian Map Libraries and Archives
of Historical Archaeologists of the Pacific Northwest (AHAPN) is based
in the USA.
- AV Preservation Trust.ca
(formerly the Alliance for Canada's Audio-Visual Heritage)
Historical and Cultural Society of British Columbia
Island Historians also operate a community museum and archives.
- BC Association
of Professional Consulting Archaeologists (BCAPCA)
Columbia Black History Awareness Society (Victoria, BC)
- British Columbia Folklore Society
Columbia Genealogical Society
- British Columbia
Historical Federation (BCHF) publishes the British
Columbia History. The Web site's new domain is http://www.bchistory.ca
The BCHF co-sponsors the annual British
Columbia History Web Site Prize ($250) with David Mattison. Date updated:
Columbia Industrial Heritage Group (North Vancouver)
Columbia Military Heritage Society
- British Columbia Museums Association
Columbia Industrial Heritage Group
River Genealogy Club
National History Society (Winnipeg, MB) publishes The
- Canadian Association for Professional
Heritage Consultants (CAPHC)
- Canadian Committee on Labour
Economic History WWW Server (UBC, Vancouver)
- Canadian Heritage
Information Network (Ottawa, ON)
- Canadian military history groups
are described on the Directorate
of History and Heritage site, Dept. of National Defence.
- Canadian Musical
Heritage Society (Ottawa, ON)
- Canadian Oral History
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.
- 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Publisher of scholarly editions of Canadian historical documents.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).
- CN Lines Special
Interest Group, National Model Railroad Association (Winnipeg, MB),
for Canadian National Railway enthusiasts.
69 Historical Society (Parksville) operates the Craig
Heritage Park Museum and Archives and offers online historical data
about the Parksville area.
nationale des femmes canadiennes-françaises. Date added: 1995-2003.10.11.
of Hatley Park Society works with Royal Roads University to preserve
Hatley Park Castle
of the BC Archives
- Hallmark Society
(Victoria). Date updated: 2003.03.24.
- Heritage Society of British
- Heritage Vancouver
Children Canada (Pacific)
- Interpretation Canada, an association
for heritage interpretation.
Genealogical Institute of British Columbia (Vancouver, BC).
Historical Society of British Columbia (The Society and BC Heritage
Websites Program). Date added: 1995-2003.09.17.
Family History Society
& District Genealogical Society.
Valley Railway Society (Summerland) operates a short-haul steam locomotive
Family History Society.
Lake Historical Society (Kaslo) maintains the Kootenay
Lake Archives and sponsors the S.S.
Moyie National Historic Site. Date updated: 2003-02-15.
- Map Society of British Columbia
Historical Society of BC (Abbotsford) includes an archives
- MSA Museum Society
operates a museum-archives and manages the Trethewey
House heritage site.
Canyon Trestle Restoration Society (Kelowna). Established in 1993 to
maintain a portion of the Kettle Valley Railway line.
Family History Society
- National Nikkei Heritage Centre Society developed and manages Nikkei
Place in Burnaby.
Caledonia Metis Association (Fort St. James).
- New Westminster Hyack Festival Association
has its roots in the Ancient and Honorable Hyack Anvil Battery which fired
its first salute in 1871.
- 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.
Brigade Club reenacts Western Canadian fur trade history from 1774 to
1821 and publishes Northwest
Historical Society features an online
index through the Living Landscapes project to their annual Okanagan
- Old Cemeteries Society (Victoria)
for the Study of the National History of Canada (OSNHC)
Sound Maritime Historical Society (Seattle, WA).
Hospital Historical Society (Port Coquitlam, BC).
Canadian Geographical Society publishes Canadian
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:
Pioneers' Society operates a museum and archives. Date added: 2002.11.07.
- Sandon Historical Society operates the Sandon
Archives. Date added: 1995-2003.07.04.
Societies Project (University of Waterloo Library, ON)
- Slovak Heritage and
Cultural Society of British Columbia
Peace Historical Society (Dawson Creek) operates a museum and archives
- Steveston Interurban Restoration Society.
Date added: 2002.05.13.
Heritage Society of Powell River
- Transit Museum Society
Steam Locomotive Restoration Society operates the Kamloops Heritage
Railway Web site.
- Underwater Archaeological
Society of British Columbia. Date added: 2002.09.15.
- Union of British Columbia
Indian Chiefs (Vancouver)
- Vancouver Historical Society
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.
and District Family History Society
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