CVRD wants to expand heritage register

Community Heritage Register – an official list of heritage resources in the region’s electoral areas.

The CVRD is embarking on a mission to expand its Community Heritage Register – an official list of heritage resources in the region’s electoral areas.

The Register includes the Kinsol Trestle, the highest and largest surviving timber rail trestle in Canada, also recorded on the Canadian Register of Historic Places; the Mill Bay Church, a Gothic Revival style building constructed in 1898; and the Old Koksilah School, built in the early 1900s in the historic village of Koksilah.

According to CVRD Board Chair, Jon Lefebure, “These are the treasured places in Cowichan that mean so much to us. Stewardship of our heritage and cultural assets will support and encourage tourism”.

The CVRD Board established heritage conservation as a service for electoral areas in 1999 and subsequently created the Community Heritage Register in 2009. To find out more about the CVRD Heritage program or to nominate a historic place to the CVRD Community Heritage Register, visit


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