The Heritage Site Finder is an interactive map of the Vancouver Heritage Register. Previously only accessible to the public as a PDF, the Heritage Site Finder lets you search over 2200 locations by address or site name, with images and information for each site. The interactive map is compatible with both desktop and mobile devices.
New! Click the “Learn More” button to see the “overview” full page description of each site (if currently updated). If the “Gallery” page has been updated, you can also click to see current and archival images of each site. The full page description is searchable online and the link can be shared. We have also recently updated the icons to show an additional “other” category and “removed/losses”. You can use the filter to see all National Historic Sites (14) and all protected or designated sites (over 600) in Vancouver.
Notes about using the map
Please read the introductory page and refer to the FAQ section for help in navigating this web tool. We recommend that you use Firefox or Chrome.
The Heritage Register is a key component in the City of Vancouver’s Heritage Conservation Program. Compiled in the 1980s and adopted by Council in 1986 to celebrate the City’s centenary, it has been under comprehensive review since 2015 to update it for the first time. The Heritage Site Finder provides a useful tool for all to better understand what is already on the Heritage Register and what could be added.
- Add the Heritage Site Finder to your smartphone homescreen for easy reference.
Acknowledgements and Awards
- 2016 Heritage BC, Award of Honour for Heritage Education and Awareness.
- 2017 Award of Honour from the City of Vancouver Heritage Awards.
Thank you to Split Mango Media Inc for their continued support and dedication on this project.
This project was funded in part by Heritage BC through the Heritage Legacy Fund and in part by a Get Youth Working Grant from the Province of BC.