Mission & History


Vancouver Heritage Foundation promotes the appreciation and conservation of our city’s historic places for current and future generations.

VHF does this by:

  • Developing practical tools, information and incentives to help in the successful conservation of heritage buildings and structures.
  • Creating opportunities to access and learn about Vancouver’s heritage buildings.
  • Fundraising in the public and private sectors to build an endowment that will protect our built heritage into the future.
  • Promoting relationships that support heritage conservation.


Vancouver Heritage Foundation was created as a charitable organization in 1992. The City of Vancouver Mayor and Councillors were VHF’s first Directors and remain Honorary Directors today.

Since 1998, VHF has been governed by a private citizen Board comprised of 15 voting Directors and 3 non-voting members, who are appointed by Mayor & Council.

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