09 Mar National Historic Site
A place of historic symbolism.Identifying buildings and structures of special interest lie at the heart of the Canadian heritage ministry, and designation is always taken with much care and thought. Once the Gur Sikh Temple was declared as a national heritage site, much work was put in to preserve, renovate and modernize the structure of the Gurdwara. It took nearly five years to improve the conditions of the Gurdwara. The large scale celebrations for honoring the Sikh temple were held on April 1, 2007, as community members, community leaders, and politicians joined the then Premier of British Columbia, Jean Chrétien, in recognizing the Gur Sikh Temple as the National Historic Site of Canada.