Who We Are

VHF advances the appreciation and conservation of our city’s diverse heritage places and their stories. We raise awareness of the vital contribution that heritage makes to a vibrant, inclusive, and sustainable community.

We host informative events and workshops, create resources about Vancouver’s history and heritage places, and provide financial and practical support for the successful conservation of historic buildings and sites.

About Us

You're invited to join Vancouver Heritage Foundation at Cecil Green Park House for our Fall Fundraising Gala to kick off our annual fundraising campaign. The evening will feature a heritage presentation, a silent auction, 50/50 draw, and a few other surprises, all while enjoying some delectable canapés and a selection of fine wines and beers.

Learn more

Upcoming Events

Events IconView all upcoming events
Oct 14 Special EventIn Person

What stories do the oldest brick building in Vancouver Chinatown hold? The historic Wing Sang Building was built by the merchant Yip Sang to house his businesses. Learn about the rich history of the home of the Chinese Canadian Museum and the building's transformation from 1889 to the present. Join us on a special 90-minute Wing Sang Building Guided Tour, where you will be given exclusive access to additional spaces both inside and outside the building.

Register here
Oct 19 Lunch and LearnOnline

Constructed between 1953-58 and occupying an entire city block, the former Main Post Office is an exceptional example of International Style architecture in western Canada. Tune into this lunchtime chat to learn about the revitalization of this Vancouver landmark constructed between 1953-58 and how its seismic upgrade, restoration, and sensitive rehabilitation were completed in a manner to conserve the heritage value of the building’s central podium while modernizing the site to facilitate its new office and commercial use.

Register here
Oct 20 Pro DIn Person

Join VHF for our first Professional Development Day for Educators of the 2023/24 school year! Spend the day exploring Vancouver's Chinatown and its many stories with a morning at the newly opened Chinese Canadian Museum (CCM) for a special Wing Sang Building tour and Chinese and Indigenous Histories workshop, lunch from a local restaurant followed by an afternoon making connections on a walking tour through the vibrant cultural historic neighbourhoods.

Register here

Discover Vancouver's Heritage

Events IconDiscover more

Places That Matter sites recognize some of the people, places and events that tell the story of Vancouver’s history.

Learn More

Resources and Guides

Events IconExplore all resources & guides

Grants for Your Project

Events IconExplore all grants