Victoria District National Historic Site of Canada
Designated by Ministerial Order of the Minister of Canadian Heritage in 2001, the Victoria District has long been a spectacular focal point of the Smoky Lake region.
National Historic Site designation was achieved largely thanks to the advocacy and hard work of the Victoria Home Guard Historical Society (VHGHS).
For more information, please visit the Canadian Register of Historic Places.
Contact the Victoria Home Guard Historical Society (VHGHS): Box 28, Warspite, AB T0A 3N0
The Victoria District was designated a National Historic Site of Canada by Ministerial Order in 2001, at the recommendation of the National Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada (NHSMBC).
Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada (HSMBC) Report: 2010-CED-SDC-04
Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada (HSMBC) Report: 1972-3
Cultural Landscape Analysis and Inventory (2007)
Commemorative Statement of Integrity (2008)
Victoria District Area Structure Plan (Bylaw 1305-17)
The purpose of the Victoria District Area Structure Plan (ASP) is to guide growth and development within the Plan area. New development with this Victoria District ASP shall complement (and, where possible, enhance) the natural beauty and historically significant features of the local landscape.
Survey and Inventory of the Victoria District National Historic Site 2009
In addition to the much wider Smoky Lake Regional Heritage Survey and Inventory completed in 2012, this document provides further assessment of the Victoria District. The main objectives of this Survey and Inventory of Historical Assets within the Victoria District were: