Anyone who has travelled the highways of British Columbia will be familiar the Stop of Interest signs. The iconic green shield markers stand at the roadside like beacons, commenting on the passing landscape and its history.
The signs were first inspired by the 1958 Centennial of the birth of the Province of British Columbia. More signs were added as subsequent provincial historic milestones were passed. As recently as 2008 another dozen signs were added to mark B.C.’s 150th birthday.
This website takes the Stop of Interest sign program to a new level into the 21st century. Now you can travel provincial highways at the click of a mouse, see some sights, and maybe even learn a little history.
The project was developed by Heritage BC – a non-profit society with members who represent the interests of community heritage conservation across the province. Find out more about events, funding, educational opportunities, membership and current news.
News. Stories. Pictures.
Your feedback and participation is important to Heritage BC Stops. This website is still in development and the content will continue to grow with your help.
Your feedback is welcome! Add general comments about this site. Share resources and links of general historical interest about BC.
» General BC Stops News
To share local stories and images watch for the 'NEWS' icon on every Stop of Interest. Read some recent contributions by others.
» What's New
Help us find the signs!
Do you know exactly where the BC Stop of Interest signs are in your community? Find out more about how to use the interactive Google maps, how to submit a 'NEWS' item describing a sign location, and what GPS navigation is all about. There is a list of extra signs that were not included in our virtual history tour...and even a section for unofficial 'tribute' signs.
» Help us find the signs
We gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia through BC150, a Ministry of Tourism, Culture and the Arts initiative and the Heritage Legacy Fund of British Columbia.
Heritage BC would like to thank the Heritage BC Stops project team and acknowledge other contributions and sources of information and images.
» Credits & Acknowledgements
We are currently developing policies and guidelines for this website. To report inappropriate content in the user-generated 'NEWS' sections of this website, please email us at: