Cumberland sites recognized

Coal Creek and Chinese Cemetery recognized under the Heritage Conservation Act

  • Feb. 3, 2016 9:00 a.m.

Cumberland sites recognized

Coal Creek Historic Park in Cumberland, and the Cumberland Chinese Cemetery, are among 21 places of historical significance to the Chinese Canadian community being provincially recognized under the Heritage Conservation Act.

The recognition process fulfils a commitment in the Chinese Historical Wrongs Consultation Final Report and Recommendations.

The 21 sites, announced by Teresa Wat — Minister of International Trade and Minister Responsible for Asia Pacific Strategy and Multiculturalism — on behalf of Steve Thomson, Minister of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations, were chosen from a list of 77 places nominated by British Columbians.

“During the Chinese Historical Wrongs Consultation, many British Columbians expressed the desire for Chinese Canadian history in B.C. to be officially acknowledged and celebrated. I’m proud to say that the Historic Places Legacy project delivers on that, and more,” Wat said in a press release issued Jan. 29. “The historic places announced today connect us all as British Columbians by highlighting the many contributions of early Chinese settlers to the building of our great province.”

To see a map detailing all 21 provincially recognized places, go to



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