Heritage

Sweeping ranchlands, grassy vistas and golden plateaus await in BC’s interior. Blake Jorgenson photo.

Rivers, Ranches and Ranges: From Historic Sites to Wilderness Adventure

Experience some of BC’s history this summer

  • Jul 6, 2020
Sweeping ranchlands, grassy vistas and golden plateaus await in BC’s interior. Blake Jorgenson photo.
Members of the Heritage Rail Players sit in the “Connaught” rail car at the Fraser Valley Heritage Railway in Cloverdale. (Photo: Malin Jordan)

PICTURES: Heritage Rail Players visit railway station in Cloverdale

Still no decisions on whether or not Surrey’s heritage rail will open in 2020

Members of the Heritage Rail Players sit in the “Connaught” rail car at the Fraser Valley Heritage Railway in Cloverdale. (Photo: Malin Jordan)
2019 Delta Community Banner Contest winners (from left) “Delta: Where the Land Meets the Sea” by Dorothy Hobbs (Delta Heritage category), “Home” by Kathy Lane (Discover Delta category), “Fishing” by Earl Melgar (Child and Youth category) and “The Nature of Delta” by Ella Berkey (honourable mention). (City of Delta photos)

Local artists’ works coming to Delta streets

The winners of Delta’s 2019 community banner contest were announced at council on Monday, Feb. 24

2019 Delta Community Banner Contest winners (from left) “Delta: Where the Land Meets the Sea” by Dorothy Hobbs (Delta Heritage category), “Home” by Kathy Lane (Discover Delta category), “Fishing” by Earl Melgar (Child and Youth category) and “The Nature of Delta” by Ella Berkey (honourable mention). (City of Delta photos)
The Delta Heritage Society is looking for more info about some of the items in its collection: a “cheese cutter” cash register, a window from a curved wall, a hand truck possibly used to move bricks, and a signal flag from the St. Mungo Cannery. (Delta Heritage Society photos)

Can you help Delta Heritage Society learn more about these items?

DHS is reviewing its collection to prepare for the opening of the new Delta Cultural Centre

The Delta Heritage Society is looking for more info about some of the items in its collection: a “cheese cutter” cash register, a window from a curved wall, a hand truck possibly used to move bricks, and a signal flag from the St. Mungo Cannery. (Delta Heritage Society photos)
After raising concerns about an oak tree on 74 Ave. in Clayton Heights, Jim Foulkes is pleased the City has temporarily put protective fencing around it. (Photo: Jim Foulkes)

Cloverdale heritage oak tree may be saved; Bulman’s Garage rebuild progressing

Surrey Heritage Advisory Commission looking at ways to save tree

After raising concerns about an oak tree on 74 Ave. in Clayton Heights, Jim Foulkes is pleased the City has temporarily put protective fencing around it. (Photo: Jim Foulkes)
The fear of selling a century-old home in B.C.

The fear of selling a century-old home in B.C.

Homeowner worries a piece of Abbotsford’s heritage will be lost if lot is redeveloped

The fear of selling a century-old home in B.C.
The Stewart farmhouse circa 1900. Surrey’s Historic Stewart Farm is offering a taste of the past this holiday season by offering visitors a vintage Christmas experience. (Image via surrey.ca)

Family-friendly Christmas events to be held at Historic Stewart Farm

Surrey’s landmark pioneer farm house is offering visitors a vintage Christmas experience

The Stewart farmhouse circa 1900. Surrey’s Historic Stewart Farm is offering a taste of the past this holiday season by offering visitors a vintage Christmas experience. (Image via surrey.ca)
Recognize this? It’s a view of the newly constructed 1912 Municipal Hall, situated at today’s Highway 10 and 176A Street, and its surrounding neighbourhood. The 1912 Hall is currently the home of the Surrey Archives. Photograph taken from the BC Electric Substation, ca. 1912. (Courtesy of the City of Surrey Archives / 180.1.95)

Discover how Surrey’s heritage heart has changed over 100 years at upcoming talk

Upcoming talk reveals the changes that Cloverdale’s Heritage Campus has undergone

Recognize this? It’s a view of the newly constructed 1912 Municipal Hall, situated at today’s Highway 10 and 176A Street, and its surrounding neighbourhood. The 1912 Hall is currently the home of the Surrey Archives. Photograph taken from the BC Electric Substation, ca. 1912. (Courtesy of the City of Surrey Archives / 180.1.95)
The historic Anniedale School was built in 1891. The 1881 Town Hall is seen behind. Both heritage buildings were moved to the Museum of Surrey site in the fall of 2018. (Samantha Anderson)

Heritage buildings moved across Surrey last year to receive $729K in restorations

Historic Anniedale School, 1881 Town Hall will be made accessible, open to public in new year

The historic Anniedale School was built in 1891. The 1881 Town Hall is seen behind. Both heritage buildings were moved to the Museum of Surrey site in the fall of 2018. (Samantha Anderson)
Cloverdale’s Fire Hall No. 8 was honoured at Surrey’s Heritage Rail’s Canada Day event this year. Surrey fire fighters attended the event and greeted community members. (Courtesy of the Fraser Valley Heritage Railway Society)

First-ever first responders day honours Cloverdale firefighters

Surrey’s Heritage Rail hosts Canada Day celebration

Cloverdale’s Fire Hall No. 8 was honoured at Surrey’s Heritage Rail’s Canada Day event this year. Surrey fire fighters attended the event and greeted community members. (Courtesy of the Fraser Valley Heritage Railway Society)
(surrey.ca) Have yourself a very vintage Christmas by visiting any of Heritage Surrey’s planned holiday events.

Heritage Surrey to host vintage holiday events this season

Free, family-friendly events to be held throughout December

(surrey.ca) Have yourself a very vintage Christmas by visiting any of Heritage Surrey’s planned holiday events.
Surrey Mayor Linda Hepner gets a helping hand in the ribbon cutting ceremony for the Museum of Surrey from youth who attended the grand opening on Saturday, September 29. (Samantha Anderson)

VIDEO: Museum of Surrey hosts grand opening

$15.7-million expansion now open to the public

Surrey Mayor Linda Hepner gets a helping hand in the ribbon cutting ceremony for the Museum of Surrey from youth who attended the grand opening on Saturday, September 29. (Samantha Anderson)
This photograph, dated 1931, shows a crowd admiring a Stinson float plane that had landed to pick up passengers at Crescent Beach. Jack Berry would have been 13 years old when he took this photo. (Jack Berry / surreyhistory.ca)

Surrey historian, photographer Jack Berry passes away at 99

Berry documented Surrey’s history through photos

This photograph, dated 1931, shows a crowd admiring a Stinson float plane that had landed to pick up passengers at Crescent Beach. Jack Berry would have been 13 years old when he took this photo. (Jack Berry / surreyhistory.ca)
The Historic Stewart Farm’s annual Family Day celebration is fun for all ages. (Ashlee Milby)

Discover your family’s past at Historic Stewart Farm this Family Day

Find your family’s tartan, crest or flag, or craft a new one

The Historic Stewart Farm’s annual Family Day celebration is fun for all ages. (Ashlee Milby)
The proposed location of the sculpture. (City of Surrey)

City seeks artist bids on $180K sculpture project for new Museum of Surrey campus

Surrey is looking to create an illuminated sculpture for the upcoming heritage campus

The proposed location of the sculpture. (City of Surrey)
VIDEO: Get a sneak peek at the newly renovated BC Vintage Truck Museum

VIDEO: Get a sneak peek at the newly renovated BC Vintage Truck Museum

Volunteers have been working around the clock to finish the $50,000 renovation of Cloverdale museum

VIDEO: Get a sneak peek at the newly renovated BC Vintage Truck Museum