Should the White Rock Pier become a National Historic site?

What is a national historic site?

National historic sites are places of profound importance to Canada. They bear witness to this nation’s defining moments and illustrate its human creativity and cultural traditions. Each national historic site tells its own unique story, part of the greater story of Canada, contributing a sense of time, identity, and place to our understanding of Canada as a whole. Parks Canada.

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Gastown was designated to be the national landmark of Canada in 2009.

What are the benefits of becoming a national historic site today?

Just a couple of benefits are that if the pier is a national historical place it would be protected from commemoration preservation and development. The Canadian government may also invest funds for restoration and reconstruction of the pier.

How can the White Rock Pier become a National Historic site?

The city, the museum, and the community would need to band together and approach the government for the possibility of the White Rock Pier becoming a national historical site.

My Thoughts:

The White Rock Pier should definitely be a national historical landmark because it has been beloved by the community for over a century. It has been my go to spot for nearly 5 years to take pictures and since its so close the convenience is great . It’s a local treasure that hundreds of people visit daily. The pier is White Rock’s biggest tourist attraction and brings in tons of money that funds numerous things in the city. There really isn’t a reason for the government not to sign off saying that it can be a national historical landmark. Even though we can’t quantify how much money the pier brings in. I am absolutely certain that it’s a big part of White Rock’s tourist appeal, and a key symbol of the history of the city.

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The White Rock Pier is well known as a place for families to gather and this picture is a prime example of that.

I want to hear your opinions!

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