| What is Courtenay's history?
Courtenay, B.C. has experienced rapid growth over the last few years, and the area is constantly evolving. Looking back at Courtenay as it was many years ago shows how much it really has changed.
The City of Courtenay's Heritage Commission has taken on the task of celebrating Courtenay's history, through heritage commemorations, displays and contests. Through these activities, it is hoped that the stories of our past will live on through future generations.
Click on the links to the left to learn more about some of Courtenay's rich past.
The City of Courtenay developed a Heritage Register in 2009. This project was funded by the Federal Department of Canadian Heritage and the Parks Canada Agency, together with the Province of BC.
The City held a Heritage Register Open House on January 8, 2009 at the Courtenay and District Musem and Archives. View the display boards in PDF format.
If you have any questions or comments regarding the Heritage Register process please direct them to the Planning Department at the CIty of Courtenay.
Learn more about the history of some of Courtenay's oldest neighbourhoods. View the display panels created for the 2013 Heritage Faire.
Heritage Commission • c/o City of Courtenay • 830 Cliffe Avenue • Courtenay, B.C. • V9N 2J7