Welcome to the BC Provincial Capital Commission Web site.
Since it was first established as a trading post and fort in 1843, Victoria, or Fort Victoria as it was then known, has played an important role in the cultural and political history of British Columbia. It’s where Governor James Douglas convened the first Legislative Assembly in 1856.
One hundred years later, in 1956, then premier W.A.C. Bennett recognized the significant role the provincial capital plays in the lives of British Columbians by establishing the Capital Improvement District Commission. Its mandate was to preserve and enhance Greater Victoria’s unique role, character, and ecology, as the capital of British Columbia.
Now known as the British Columbia Provincial Capital Commission (PCC), it continues to support educational, festival and heritage programs both in the Capital and throughout BC.
Recognizing that the Capital belongs to all British Columbians, the PCC Board is comprised of members from all corners of BC, each reflecting the rich histories, cultural diversity and unique geographical regions found throughout the province.
The PCC is proud to of its commitment to both heritage building preservation and outreach initiatives that engage, educate and foster pride in our province and its Capital. On behalf of the Provincial Capital Commission, I’d like to invite all British Columbians to connect with and celebrate Victoria.
It’s our heritage. It’s your Capital.
Chair Provincial Capital Commission