British Columbia | Canada 150: Celebrating B.C. Communities and their Contributions to Canada was designed to create meaningful legacies that honour the province’s unique and diverse histories, culture, heritage and contribution to the nation. This program offered one-time grants of up to $100,000 for:

  • Developing infrastructure: Projects that develop or improve museums spaces and facilities (including historic places).
  • Conserving historic places and heritage sites: Projects that preserve, rehabilitate or restore formally registered, designated or recognized historic places.
  • Building lasting legacies: Projects that physically represent B.C.’s unique and diverse histories, culture and heritage, such as permanent exhibitions, monuments, public art, statues, interpretation infrastructure, plaques or signage.
  • Sharing our history: Projects that promote the sharing of collections and expertise between the Royal BC Museum and the wider museum community to reveal the diverse historical narratives of British Columbia.

Applications are no longer being accepted.

Adjudication of Grants

Eligible applications were put forward for assessment by representatives from the BC Museums Association and Heritage BC. Recommendations were then submitted to the Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development for final review and approval.

Successful applicants and their projects were announced on April 2, 2017.

Receipt of Funds

We expect to provide funding to successful applicants by May 2017. Successful applicants will be provided with an award agreement that outlines terms and reporting requirements, as well as requirements for acknowledging the financial support of the Government of British Columbia. This award agreement must be signed and returned to the BCMA before funds will be disbursed.

Reporting Requirements

Successful applicants will be required to submit a final report no later than March 31, 2018. A template for the final report will be provided.


Organizations with a culture or heritage mandate were eligible for this funding including registered not-for-profit organizations, First Nations Band Councils, Aboriginal Friendship Centres, local governments and post-secondary institutions responsible for a museum, archive or historic place.

In order to be eligible, projects must begin after February 10, 2017 and be complete by March 1, 2018. Review the program guidelines (click link to view PDF) for more information.

Frequently Asked Questions

Please review the Frequently Asked Questions for Applicants. If you are still unable to find answers to your questions, please give us a call at (250) 356-5700 or send us an email: