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.

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Join us on Saturday, June 22nd at 11am for a Places that Matter Plaque Presentation at Douglas Park! Visit us at the VHF PTM table and stay for the family-friendly entertainment and activities and lunch options.

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Upcoming Events

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Jun 22 Walking TourIn Person

Vancouver’s last big, tract of undeveloped land could easily have been built with age-old rectilinear ideas, instead the 1960s counterculture movement spun it into an oasis of curved streets, meandering trails and progressive co-ops.

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Jul 13 Special EventIn Person

Join VHF and celebrate Historic Places Days this July with an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of the Vancouver Block – a landmark on the Vancouver skyline since 1912. The tour will begin with an hour-long walking tour with heritage consultant Donald Luxton exploring the economic growth of Vancouver. The second half of the tour will end with a guided tour of the Vancouver Block building (736 Granville Street), including the clock tower and viewing platform.

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Jul 20 Walking TourIn Person

Vancouver’s newest neighbourhood is anything but new. Travel back in time to when this area was home to one of B.C.’s largest sawmills. Hear stories about the people who lived and worked there, and the ships that sailed past – including the ill-fated journey of Vancouver’s oddball cargo vessel, The Sudden Jerk. (No prior knowledge of carbolineum is required.)

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Discover Vancouver's Heritage

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

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Resources and Guides

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Grants for Your Project

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