Sunday June 3rd, 2018
10am to 5pm
The Heritage House Tour returns this June with more beautiful pre-1940s homes across Vancouver. Take advantage of late spring weather and join us in spending the day touring inside significant and architecturally important heritage and character homes. Learn about the history of our neighbourhoods, see impressive architecture and experience how homeowners live with heritage. The 2018 tour will open some of the city’s most prestigious addresses including the former home of Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell and a luxurious apartment building that has been home to the city’s business elite, creative minds and architecture lovers for 105 years.
Lovers of Vancouver’s famed “Hobbit House” will be excited to see inside a unique home built for a French Baron by the same contractor. We’ll also enjoy the history and exquisite architecture of Aberthau and its renowned Oak Room, as well as access to the Old Hastings Mill Store Museum, open special hours for tour day.
Vintage car aficionados, and those who love a special surprise addition, will enjoy opportunity to see several classic cars relevant to the age and history of the tour homes throughout the day. The cars will only be available at certain homes during specific hours:
- 1910 REO Model R Touring Car: House #3, 10am – 3pm
- 1927 Auburn: House #9, 12pm – 3pm
- 1962 Buick Wildcat: House #3, 12pm – 3pm
Last day to mail tickets is May 22nd at 5pm. In order to avoid mailing issues resulting in lost or late tickets, starting May 23rd all new ticket orders will need to be picked up. When you purchase your tickets you will choose one of two Info Booth locations for pick up on June 3rd. You can also choose to stop by our office before 3pm, June 1st.
Tickets are now available for purchase from one of our partner retail locations. Please confirm store hours, including over the holiday weekend, with individual stores. Please note that tickets purchased online or over the phone through VHF cannot be picked up at partner stores.
At Home West Vancouver
1530 Marine Dr, West Vancouver
Mon – Sat, 10am – 5:30pm
Hills of Kerrisdale
2125 W 41st Ave, Vancouver
Mon – Wed & Sat, 9:30am – 6pm
Thurs -Fri, 9:30am – 9pm
Sun, 11am – 5pm
Hills Dry Goods (Kitsilano)
2081 W 4th Ave, Vancouver
Mon – Sat, 10am – 7pm
Sun, 11am – 6pm
Hills Dry Goods (South Granville)
2741 Granville St, Vancouver
Mon – Sat, 10am-7pm
This tour earns 6 Non-core LUs AIBC
Pre-tour lecture – Pacific Pre-Raphaelites: The Arts and Crafts Movement in Vancouver 1890-1930
Tuesday May 29, 2018
7:30pm to 9pm
University Women’s Club at Hycroft, 1489 McRae Ave
$15 / $9 (with a valid student ID)
*Please note that this lecture is now at capacity. To be added to the waitlist please phone 604-264-9642 or email.
Join us to explore the craftsmanship of the Arts and Crafts movement in Vancouver that saw the meeting of international influences with local art and place. Architectural historian Jim Wolf will present how the city’s buildings and design industry were shaped by talented local architects and allied crafts men and women. Together they created sublime beauty inspired by the teachings of William Morris but also the natural environment of British Columbia and the craft of local First Nations, introducing Vancouver to stained glass skunk cabbages and art nouveau cedar canoes friezes. Whether it was art glass, woodwork, wallpaper or even imported furnishings, stylish citizens sought out the very best to adorn their homes. The legacy of this early design movement can be seen across the city today in many buildings and homes, including homes featured this year on the Heritage House Tour.