The Minister News Search Reports & Publications Contacts Wireless Navigation
Infrastructure &
Finance Division


B.C. Spirit Squares are gathering places for communities, created to help celebrate BC150 – the 150th anniversary of the founding of the Crown Colony of British Columbia – as well as many other festivities and milestones in the future.


These squares celebrate B.C.'s heritage and achievements – past, present and future – and leave a legacy for current and future generations to enjoy. Spirit Squares reflect the unique character, diversity, cultural and First Nations heritage and history of communities, sharing that richness with residents and visitors alike.

In 2007 and 2008, the $20 million Spirit Squares program provided up to 50% funding for capital projects to create or improve outdoor public meeting and celebration spaces.

Plan to visit a local Spirit Square and travel to see some of the others around the province. A list of projects funded is included in the last B.C. Spirit Squares Program Progress Report (.PDF 804 KB).

Applications are no longer being accepted for the Spirit Squares program.

All successful project announcements have been made and funding for this program is now fully committed.


Footer Image Map


Feedback Privacy Disclaimer Copyright Top Government of British Columbia Ministry Home