Heritage Week starts Monday, Feb. 18 and runs until Feb. 24.
It’s the perfect opportunity to explore your local heritage and learn more about the role historic neighbours play in your community.
This year’s Heritage Week theme is Good Neighbours: Heritage Homes and Neighbourhoods. The character and warmth of historic homes and heritage neighbourhoods enhance a community’s attractiveness and liveability with their vintage house styles, gardens, landscapes and boulevards and create a positive sense of well-being throughout a community.
B.C.’s historic buildings, structures and cultural landscapes help residents and visitors appreciate and understand the province’s heritage. These treasures are not only a direct connection to our own past, they also serve as a boost to the tourism industry by providing visitors a tangible highlight to their experience that encourages return trips for years to come.
Keremeos has its own neighbourhood historic home in the well known “Gibson House,” located on Tenth Avenue. Gibson House today finds new life as a location for local artists to gather and practise their crafts.