Province Seeks Proposals to Manage Victoria's Historic Point Ellice House

Image: Point Ellice House.

Image: Point Ellice House.

Organizations, including not-for-profits, are invited to submit their proposals to occupy and manage historic Point Ellice House in Victoria. Point Ellice House was designated a National Historic Site in 1966 and became a Provincial Historic Site in 1975. The house is also listed on the City of Victoria’s heritage registry. For more information about the architecture and history of the house, visit the Victoria Heritage Foundation’s website.

The Province of British Columbia has asked Heritage BC, in its capacity as advisor to the Heritage Legacy Fund, to administer the request for management proposals and to make a recommendation to government for consideration. 

The objective is to obtain proposals for sustainable, self-sufficient, and community-based use(s) for the Point Ellice House Historic Site property under a lease instrument that respects the heritage values and whose operations thereof are not reliant on public funds. 

"Point Ellice House in Victoria has been operating as a house museum, but the Heritage Branch has decided to change direction," says Heritage BC executive director Paul Gravett. "They are now receiving offers from for-profits and not-for-profits to occupy and manage the house. There is great potential for the right NFP: this is a splendid house with a lovely garden and on the water."

The request for proposals can be accessed at BC Bid. In order to view the RFP:

  1. Access the BC Bid website;
  2. Click "Browse for Bid Opportunities or Bid Results"
  3. Click "Browse Using the Advanced Search"
  4. In the "Document Number" field, enter HER2018-01 and search.

The deadline for proposals is October 1, 2018. Questions can be directed to Paul Gravett at

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