The British Columbia Association of Heritage Professionals (BCAHP) is the western-most chapter of the Canadian Association of Heritage Professionals (CAHP), representing British Columbia and the Yukon. Dedicated to the support of heritage and cultural conservation, and to the development and improvement of provincial and regional heritage matters, BCAHP encompasses a diverse group of professionals representing a wide range of specialized expertise across many fields. BCAHP members include archaeologists, architects, building conservation experts, cultural advisors, cultural landscape specialists, engineers, historians, planners, and more.

Professional BCAHP members are listed on the CAHP Professional Directory and are a part of a continuously growing supportive local network of colleagues. This growth has resulted in government, private clients and other agencies increasingly requiring professional CAHP certification for individuals and companies to undertake heritage-related projects.

BCAHP’s Heritage Professionals Roundtable in May and its Annual Conference in November, are highly anticipated events for both professionals and non-professionals in the heritage and cultural sectors, providing an opportunity for these communities to connect and reflect on all matters affecting their careers and passion for the heritage field.

BCAHP 2023 Annual Conference

Friday, September 22nd, 9 am - 4 pm (PST)

The BC Chapter of CAHP is holding their Annual Professionals Meeting at the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts in Burnaby on Friday, September 22, 2023.
WHO: Is your community, organization or firm involved in a heritage conservation or planning project?
WHAT: Spend a full day networking with colleagues, experts and peers to share and learn the latest thinking and initiatives in the field, including international case studies this year! The day includes illustrated presentations by speakers from around the province and dynamic discussion forums. If you can’t travel to Burnaby, we are now offering on-line tickets to join from your office. For those attending in person, your registration fee covers lunch, snacks, coffee, parking and your first drink at the wine and cheese social from 4-5.
All CAHP members are invited to join, to hear what is happening around the BC within the field of heritage conservation. In addition to the various municipal and provincial updates, there will also be international case studies presented, and a keynote panel discussion examining whether the “Historic Practice of Housing Moving Can be a Win-Win Solution to BC’s Housing Crisis.” Lots of wonderful food for thought!
To increase reach and scope this year, and with the help of CAHP sponsorship, BCAHP is offering a proper hybrid event, with a virtual attendance option for those unable to attend in-person. As a CAHP member, please use the following discount code for your registration (whether to attend virtually or in-person) for a $15 discount: CAHP-MEMBER-2023

President: Hugh McLean
Vice President: Trenton Squair
Secretary: Susan Medville
Treasurer: Sam Boisvert

Past President: Elana Zysblat

John Dam

Meghan Lenz, CAHP-Intern

The BC Chapter of CAHP holds an Annual Professionals Meeting at the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts in Burnaby. Please consult the executive to know more details.


President: Hugh D. McLean

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