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 presents the information in a visual format, searchable by address or site name, with images and information for each site. Over 2200 sites are already included and we continue to add information. The map is fully compatible with mobile devices, serving as a mobile guide as well as a valuable research tool engaging for locals and visitors alike.
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, or download the app and update it periodically for the most recent map versions and the best user experience.
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.
We also invite you to read our weekly feature on Vancouver is Awesome which will periodically include stories our volunteer researchers have discovered while working on the Heritage Site Finder.