Heritage Fair

Heritage Fair 2023 – Register your Class or School Now!

The Museum is hosting its 19th Annual Regional Heritage Fair, Friday May 5 and Saturday May 6, 2023. Teachers are invited to involve their classrooms in creating history projects in their classroom.

Participating students present their projects and take part in a series of heritage workshops and a special fieldtrip on the Friday.

Community Heritage Day is on the Saturday and the public is invited to view the projects and meet the students and view interesting exhibits and displays by our local heritage and arts organizations. The day will culminate with an award presentation to students.

Contact the Museum Education Curator to register your classroom or school and arrange in-class workshops for students.


What is Heritage Fair?


The Alberni Valley Museum Regional Heritage Fair is an annual showcase of history projects created by students in the North Vancouver Island region. Students research a topic in Canadian history, heritage or culture; research, develop and prepare a project in the format of their choice on their chosen topic and present their findings to the public. Each year up to 120 students take part in our Regional Fair and over 6000 students take part in Heritage Fairs throughout BC.


Why Participate?


Heritage Fair students can engage in a topic that excites and inspires them igniting their passion and curiosity as they research and explore their topics.

Heritage Fairs:

  • Personalizes learning for students
  • Fosters and develops inquiry-based critical and historical thinking skills
  • Develops communication skills
  • Develops pride and confidence in learning
  • Supports cross -curricular goals in Social Studies, Language Arts, Art, Math etc
  • Supports Core Competencies in communicating, critical and reflective thinking, positive personal and cultural identity, and social awareness and responsibility



Teacher Student Handbook (pdf)
Student Registration Form (pdf)
BC Heritage Fairs Manual (pdf)
Heritage Fair Exhibit Guide (pdf)


The Heritage Fair Program is generously sponsored by:

Alberni Valley LionsVal Hughes Memorial Fund
BC Heritage Fair SocietyQuality Foods
Alberni Valley NewsCity of Port Alberni
Ladybird Engraving