Do you have suggestions for new Stop of Interest Signs?
Now that we have your interest we also want your input! First, let us explain what a Stop of Interest Sign is. If you’ve travelled in B.C. or live close to a historic site, chances are that you have seen at least one of these signs. For many, following provincial routes and visiting these signs along the way has become a favourite summer vacation, passed down through generations since they were first displayed on our roads and highways in 1958.
Each of our 164 existing Stop of Interest signs tells the story of a person, place or event significant to provincial history. Over time however, a number of these signs have become dated, worn, or lost, and some care and attention is needed in order to replace or restore them to a standard that we can be proud to display to British Columbians and visitors, alike.
We are busy repairing the existing signs, and while we are busy repairing them, we need your help in creating brand new Stops of Interest.
The B.C. government is looking at adding 75 new signs to the Stops of Interest inventory, providing an opportunity to highlight other people, places and events. It is also an amazing opportunity to involve the public in identifying as-yet unsigned sites of significance to celebrate even more of B.C.’s rich history.
The purpose of this website is to provide you with more information and a Suggestion Form for you to provide your ideas of landmarks and stories that should be recognized for their historic or cultural meaning to your communities and the province. Suggestions will be collected between September 26, 2016 and January 31, 2017 at 11:59pm. and will be reviewed by senior ministry staff from across government. Final selections will also be reviewed by cultural and historical experts for accuracy.
Please join us in this important work to showcase the people, places and events that have defined our provincial identity and created an enduring impact on the lives of British Columbians. We look forward to receiving your input!