Launched in 2011 to celebrate Vancouver's 125th anniversary, Places That Matter commemorates and raises awareness about the people, places and events that have shaped our city. We continue to tell the lesser known histories of Vancouver's unique communities, parks, buildings and neighbourhoods. Find a plaque in your community, discover each site's layers of history through archival images, current photos and online resources, and get in touch with us: submit your story!

We are currently adding content to all 125 sites throughout 2017. Check back for new stories, images and information! Follow our facebook page for current events and join us in the fall for celebrations with our official web launch and public programming.

125 Places that matter

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Please Share Your Places That Matter Stories With Us.

Why does this place matter to you? We want to hear all about it. Share your connection to one, two or more of our Places That Matter. If you've visited a site, or have old photos of it, please send it to us!

Submit a story to add to the project or send us a question or comment. We'll be in touch about adding your story to the webpage. Thank you!