Pioneers display table at Sea Island reunion 2022.

To preserve the heritage of Sea Island and its inhabitants, members of the Sea Island Heritage Society continue to research and document its history to leave you with a legacy.

They search through, dig into and ferret out information from the City of Richmond Archives, amongst others. They hold a large collection of memories, documents, maps and photographs, many donated by families who wish to preserve the heritage of Sea Island.

Volunteers to continue the research started by our society are always welcome.

Sea Island Projects

Many of the members of the Sea Island Heritage Society were expropriated from their homes and neighbourhoods on Sea Island to make room for the expansion of the Vancouver International Airport. Sea Island has an interesting history, from its original rural pioneers to RCAF Sea Island Station, a Canadian Armed Forces base during World War II, to the present day airport and inhabitants.

To make sure the history of the island and its citizens gets recorded, the Sea Island Heritage Society is working on a number of projects including the Class Photos Project, the Family Stories Project, the House Histories Project, the Pioneers Families Project, the Teachers Biographies Project and the Veterans Stories Project. The Society is also working on new initiatives to add content involving the Japanese-Canadian community at the Canneries, and Indigenous Peoples related to Sea Island.

Click the links below to view the results of each project.

Tell Us About It

If you have something you would like to provide to the society, please let us know.
We would love to hear from you.