Heritage House Tour

Architecture. Design. History.


Sunday June 3rd, 2018

10am to 5pm

Tickets $40 / $30 (with a valid student ID)


In 2018 we offer the chance to take a look at an incredible collection of historic and heritage homes across the city. Ticket holders will guide themselves around the city and tour inside heritage and character homes of varying age, scale and retention. Please check back soon for more details!

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.

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In 2017 the Heritage House Tour celebrated it's 15th 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.

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 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.

Here's a great video from a BC Mills kit house featured on the 2014 Heritage House Tour. Special thanks to James Burton, Claudio Ance, Alix Noble and REW.ca.

Professional Development Credits: AIBC 6 non-core LUs ; PIBC, BOABC, BCSLA, AICBC.

Old School Certificate 1 credit.

Do you or someone you know live in a house that may be a good fit for one of our tours? We are continually searching for great examples of heritage or character, mid-century modern design, sympathetic lane homes behind heritage homes, or renovated Vancouver Specials to open on our tours. If you'd like to know more, or have your home considered for inclusion on a future tour, contact us 604 264 9642 or by email.

See previous tour brochures below.