Vancouver Heritage Foundation’s Places That Matter plaque project began in 2011 to celebrate Vancouver’s 125th anniversary of incorporation as a City, and the goal of the project is to raise awareness about the people, places and events that tell the stories of Vancouver’s history.
We continue to celebrate all 125 selected Places That Matter sites in Vancouver, but welcome further nominations. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more details and read the PDF files at the bottom of the page.
Stay tuned for 2016 celebrations and updates! Our 125 Places That Matter sites are often in the news. Follow along for updates and stories, and connect with us!
Photos from Plaque Presentations
Thank you to our plaque presentation volunteer photographers: Alex Salaveria and Rick Horne. To view photos from all presentations, join and visit our VHF’s Places That Matter facebook page albums.
Places That Matter is all about collaboration – and sharing the unique and lesser known history of the people, places and events that have shaped Vancouver since its incorporation as a city in 1886. Places That Matter evolved from the Vancouver 125th Anniversary celebrations in 2011. VHF asked the public to nominate a place, person, or event that is important to City of Vancouver but that has yet to receive the acknowledgement it deserves. An independent committee made up of local historians, artists, students, heritage consultants, writers and educators reviewed the nominations and eventually 125 Vancouver stories were selected to be celebrated with a researched blue plaque. Each plaque with a QR code brings the smartphone user directly to this page. All plaques can be viewed digitally in past presentations below (click on the number).
See all 125 sites on the Google map