Celebrating 15 years!
Sunday June 4th, 2017 10am to 5pm
Tickets $40/$30 with valid student ID
Thank you to everyone who joined us at the 15th annual Heritage House Tour! We heard lots of amazing stories of unexpected connections to the tour homes, and lots of inspiring anecdotes about your own heritage homes. We look forward to bringing you another collection of heritage and character homes in 2018, and hearing more stories! Check back for details of the 2018 Heritage House Tour.
It’s amazing to think the Heritage House Tour is 15 years strong this year! Still our biggest fundraiser of the year, we have opened hundreds of beautifully restored and cared for heritage and character homes across the city in that time. We are proud of the long-term success and popularity of this tour, especially as we also celebrate the 25th anniversary of VHF this year.
In 2017, the tour once again offered a diverse array of homes, including a stunning First Shaughnessy home with some modern touches and a sustainably upgraded character home complete with a hive to help the local bee population. We also visited Strathcona to see the completed renovation of Places That Matter site, the Walter and Mary Chan House, significant for it’s connection to SPOTA and the fight to save Strathcona from freeway development in the 1960s. Guests marveled at the recent restoration of the principal rooms in B.T. Rogers’ dream home, Shannon, with a stop inside the gatehouse as well as a chance to take in the Italian garden. Shannon’s main rooms were restored to their 1930s glory using early photographs to select appropriate wallpaper, glass, paneling and plasterwork.
This tour earns 6 Non-Core LUs AIBC
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.