In its first 50 years, the Provincial Capital Commission garnered a well-deserved reputation for helping create a stunning and vital Capital city through its parks, greenways, beautification and heritage restoration initiatives.
Following the award-winning restoration of St. Ann’s Academy National Historic Site in 1995-97, the PCC successfully garnered provincial and/or federal funding and leveraged tenant improvement costs to help finance three other major seismic upgrade and rehabilitation projects including the Crystal Garden, 812 Wharf Street and the CPR Steamship Terminal building. Between 2005 and 2012, $10 million was invested in PCC’s heritage buildings and properties to address public safety and to provide these important properties with new life and new purpose for future generations to enjoy.
Since 2003, the PCC has pursued a new vision – to connect and celebrate the Capital with every British Columbian. In partnership with schools, communities, First Nations and government agencies, we have created new initiatives such as our signature travel funding program Capital for Kids which has helped bring more than 30,000 young people to Victoria to learn about government and their provincial capital.
Other province-wide programs include funding support for heritage fairs, Communities in Bloom and Youth Parliaments as well as the production of free online historical and educational resources.
The Provincial Capital Commission continues to support a dozen festivals held in the Capital each year and we look forward to engaging British Columbians in the celebration of BC Day.
Through these Outreach programs and initiatives, the PCC endeavors to foster pride and awareness in all British Columbians in the diverse cultures, rich history, and natural beauty of the province and its Capital City.
Acting CEO, Provincial Capital Commission