Investing in our Future
Investing in the preservation, rehabilitation and ongoing use of heritage buildings
, such as the
Station House, has a proven track record of creating economic benefits for BC communities
Towns such as
Nelson, Fort Langley, and Agassiz, each boasting historic train stations as a central feature of their downtown core,
have a thriving tourism industry based on their preserved history. Heritage conservation enriches the urban fabric of a town and attracts tourists and locals alike,
generating jobs and leading to economic growth.
There is federal and provincial grant money available that could be used to restore the Station House.
It need not be a burden borne by taxpayers. In fact, Boston Bar was
awarded $1.9 million in combined federal and provincial grant money
this past summer through
Infrastructure Canada's Rural and Northern Communities Infrastructure Stream (RNIS)
to completely restore their Station House.
Originally built in 1914, once renovated it will “showcase the unique railway and cultural heritage."