Launched in 2011 as part of Vancouver’s 125th anniversary celebrations, Places That Matter commemorates and raises awareness about the people, places and events that shape our city. We continue to tell the lesser known histories of Vancouver’s unique communities, parks, buildings and neighbourhoods through community stories and research. Discover the layers of history at each site with archival images, current photos and online resources. Submit a personal story or photograph of a site and see the project grow!

2018 events- We’ll be celebrating and sharing more about our 5 Musqueam sites and JW Sexsmith Community School.

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!