The District of Squamish is seeking the public’s opinion on creating a Heritage Management Strategy.
This input will help the District define a heritage asset in Squamish, identify which heritage values are important to the community, and create a heritage register for Squamish.
A Heritage Register is a listing of heritage buildings, places and structures that have been formally recognized by Council and community as having heritage value. It informs property owners and residents about heritage features that can affect a property’s development options and allows the District to review changes through the heritage alteration and building permit process.
Local residents can share their thoughts by:
Filling out the survey: Let us know what you value in our community and your vision for heritage in Squamish.
Dropping a pin on the map: Show District the places in Squamish that have heritage value.
Share stories: Tell District the stories that are important to Squamish’s heritage.
These tools will be open for input until August 26, 2022.
According to Heritage BC, heritage is a broad term describing the “tangible and intangible record of human imprint on the world.”
Heritage could include culture, environment, stories, buildings and artifacts, traditions and knowledge. It can be found in museums and historic sites, in the land, air, and water around us. Heritage is not fixed in the past. It can also include the present. It can describe who we were, how we are today, and who we might be in the future, according to Heritage BC.
“As Squamish continues to evolve, important conversations are happening about what has cultural and heritage value in our community. The new strategy will aim to identify and manage the stories, places, and values that have shaped Squamish,” says the District.