Land records of various types dating from the earliest days of BC’s settlement to the present are in LTSA’s care, and provide a unique perspective on BC’s history. Join Calvin Woelke, LTSA’s self-proclaimed protector of LTSA’s historical records, as he goes though some of our oldest records dating back to the 1800s
We recognize the value of historic records and are committed to their preservation while ensuring wider access. Since 2005, we have invested over $17M in the various technology, equipment and personnel required to ensure these records are available for the benefit of all British Columbians for generations to come.
Did You Know?
LTSA’s oldest record is a land survey from 1860. Tune in below to find out what they surveyed and why.
In 2019, to further support our focus on the preservation of historic records, we established the Historic Records Advisory Committee to provide advice to LTSA as it relates to the preservation, digitization, and accessibility of historical records with a focus on those of interest to Indigenous peoples.
In this video, you’ll learn more about how we preserve and protect these records while telling the stories behind them. This video includes information about the oldest records held by the LTSA, including hand-drawn maps and notes of the Cariboo Wagon Road route, as well as the earliest surveyed map of Victoria BC, both from the mid-1800s.
Did You Know?
LTSA’s earliest map is of Victoria. Learn more about who created the map and why by watching the video.