Archeology

Recovery

Heritage Plan

Heritage Conservation

The province has taken the steps to support community-wide recovery in Lytton while protecting sensitive archaeological resources and promoting compliance with the Heritage Conservation Act. The Archaeology Branch of the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development has issued a Heritage Investigation Permit. The permit is intended to support all types of archaeological assessments that may be required for demolition or reconstruction within the Village.

An alteration permit has been issued to authorize the alterations of sites through the removal of contaminated sediments. Alteration permits can be revised and amended to allow for different activities as site work progresses.

If you have any questions, please email LyttonHCA@gov.bc.ca.

How do I get archaeological information about my property?

Submit a BC Archaeological Information Request Form. Complete the required fields marked with an asterisk (*) and click the ‘Submit Form’ button located at the bottom of the page. 

Why do I need to submit a BC Archaeological Information Request Form?

Due to their sensitive nature, information regarding archaeological sites is not shared publicly. When you submit an Information Request, you are agreeing to information sharing terms and conditions. This allows the Archaeology Branch to provide property owners with important archaeological information specific to their property.

Where do I go to access the BC Archaeological Information Request Form?

The BC Archaeological Information Request Form can be found at: https://www.archdatarequest.nrs.gov.bc.ca

What do residents without access to a computer or who are otherwise unable to submit electronically do?
The Village of Lytton will work with residents to submit signed information requests to the Branch for processing. Call the Village office at 250-455-2355.
Who do I contact if I have other questions related to this form/process?

Contact the Archaeology Branch’s Lytton email inbox at LyttonHCA@gov.bc.ca.

Background – Heritage Conservation Act

The Heritage Conservation Act protects the historical, cultural, scientific, spiritual, and educational value of archaeological sites to First Nations, local communities,and the public.

As private or commercial property owners and developers, it is important to gather information and incorporate archaeological considerations into your planning processes since damaging an archaeological site without a permit is unlawful.

The province has taken the following steps to support community wide recovery in Lytton, while protecting sensitive archaeological resources and promoting compliance with the Heritage Conservation Act (HCA).