Celebrating 15 years!
Sunday June 4th, 2017 10am to 5pm
Support Vancouver’s built heritage by attending our biggest fundraising effort of the year! The Heritage House Tour is a great way to explore inside wonderful examples of our city’s heritage and character homes, while supporting VHF in raising funds for our ongoing conservation and education programs and activities.
Further 2017 tour details will be posted closer the the tour date. Check back soon!
In 2016 we offered the chance to take a look at an incredible collection of historic and heritage homes across the city. Ticket holders guided themselves around the city and toured inside heritage and character homes of varying age, scale and retention. From incredibly well-retained homes with intriguing historic details such as push button light switches, service call buttons and back service stairwells, to beautifully updated residences with modern kitchens and bathrooms, the 2016 tour offered a chance to see inside a variety of Vancouver’s historic homes.
We saw how one owner used their incredible collection of Asian and African artwork and furnishings to blend seamlessly with an almost entirely untouched 1913 Arts & Crafts home. The tour also offered three estate homes built for Vancouver’s elite, one fully renovated, one well-retained with impressive gardens and one empty for nine years but now on the verge of redevelopment. Ticket holders learned about the many variations of the Craftsman home with several examples of this popular architectural style. Popular among those who love Modernist architecture, we also opened the Barber Residence. Built in 1936, it is one of the city’s few examples of Art Moderne residential architecture.
Are you interested in taking a VHF house tour but not sure what to expect? Read our First Timer’s Guide to House Tours here.
This tour earns 6 Non-Core LUs AIBC