Community Heritage Planning

Official Community Plan

Historic development patterns in Revelstoke have resulted in a rich, vibrant heritage that is reflected in building design, colour, materials, and development patterns. As the City experiences growth, conservation and retention of these heritage features becomes increasingly important. The Official Community Plan (OCP) (adopted July 26, 2022) includes policies guiding heritage conservation, archeological, Revelstoke Station Heritage Conservation Area, and Heritage Action Items. 

Heritage Management Plan - In Progress 

The City of Revelstoke was awarded a grant from Heritage BC on behalf of the Columbia Basin Trust’s (CBT) Heritage, Museum and Archive Grants program to complete a Community Heritage Context Study and Regulatory Review, essentially a Heritage Management Plan for the City. 

The Heritage Management Plan is to ensure that there is the commitment, energy and effort and that the valued features of the city and its culture are conserved. The plan will instill and promote current best practices in heritage conservation and align with community heritage values identified in 2023 and beyond.

The plan is to support revitalization, economic development, tourism, sustainability, environmental conservation, climate change and other City initiatives, and will align with identified community values such as sense of community, affordability, nature, recreation, lifestyle, and neighbourhood character. The Heritage Management Plan will:

  • Review current heritage policy and practices in the City of Revelstoke
  • Apply current best practices in heritage conservation
  • Create a heritage program that takes into account all of Revelstoke’s heritage values
  • Create an effective made-in-Revelstoke Heritage Management Plan

View more information over the Heritage Management Plan on Talk Revelstoke

Revelstoke HMP Context May 2023