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.
Unlike the Heritage Register which formally recognizes properties with community heritage value, the Heritage Inventory is simply a list of homes in Courtenay which were constructed pre WWII. Properties on this list have no formal recognition but are documented as changes occur through the Building Permit Process or through the Heritage Appreciation Program.