Site Info for Realtors
In British Columbia, archaeological sites are protected by legislation, meaning that sites must not be altered. The Province maintains an inventory of known archaeological sites and realtors are strongly advised to check this inventory to determine if known archaeological sites are recorded on specific properties listed for sale. Members of the B.C. Association of Professional Archaeologists can secure information regarding archaeological sites from the Archaeology Branch.
Archaeological sites are fragile and subject to looting, therefore information concerning archaeological site locations is not released into the public domain. The following limitations apply to realtor requests for archaeological information:
- Requests may only be made for parcels listed for sale,
- Information may be shared only with your client, property owner and their agents,
- Requests apply only to known archaeological sites recorded in the Provincial Archaeological Sites Inventory.
A comprehensive listing of terms and conditions regarding archaeological information may be found at the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and the Arts' Archaeology Branch.