Designate a Municipal Historic Site

What is a Municipal Historic Site?

Municipal Historic Sites is defined as "an area or place, parcel of land, building or structure, or the exterior or interior portion of a building or structure that is by itself, or by reason of containing a historic resource, designated by Council as a Municipal Historic Site".

How do I designate a Municipal Historic Site? 
Municipal Historic Sites become designated by Council either by Council itself or by a person or group that submits a nomination form. The Municipal Historic Site must demonstrate an important illustration of the historic development of the Klondike Valley, or the natural history or peoples and cultures of the Klondike Valley Cultural Landscape, as delineated in the Heritage Management Plan. 

The Development Officer assesses the nomination by:

  • Checking for completeness and accuracy
  • Presenting the nomination to the Heritage Advisory Committee for Evaluation
  • Prepare a report including the committee's recommendations, whether the site meets the requirements of the Heritage Bylaw and the Historic Resources Act, and other planning considerations.

If the nomination meets the requirements, Council passes a bylaw to designate the site. 

Why should I designate my Historic Resource to become a Municipal Historic Site?

  • Designation protects the historic resource against alterations that alter the character defining elements of the resource. 
  • Designation allows for projects to access larger Heritage Incentives to a maximum of $10,000. To read more about these incentives, please refer to the Heritage Incentives Program page.

To see a list of our Municipal Historic Sites, please see our Municipal Historic Sites Directory.