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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Yosef Wosk Publication Grants support new, original publications on aspects of Vancouver’s heritage places, their conservation and related topics. The deadline to apply is May 15th, 2023.

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Upcoming Events

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Apr 4 Heritage Conservation EducationIn Person

Are you interested in learning about how to find historically authentic paint schemes for heritage homes in Vancouver? Join heritage consultants Elana Zysblat and John Atkin for a hands-on workshop at Roedde House to learn how colours were used in Vancouver c.1890s-1920s and the sometimes surprising sources that influenced colour choices in those days. They will delve into how paint analyses are conducted and share how to determine historically authentic paint schemes for heritage homes in Vancouver.

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Apr 12 The WALLOnline

Join artist Jeffery Chong as he shares how his personal family research and profession in archives have shaped his artistic practice in this virtual artist talk. He will tell the story about discovering the historic news footage of his grandfather at the CBC Archives, and its inspiration for creating this large-scale photograph on The WALL, Home Edition. While this photograph’s focal point is the television, Jeffery will also describe how and why he staged the rest of the scene with family heirlooms and household objects.

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Apr 13 Lunch and LearnOnline

In June, the City of Vancouver Archives marks its 90th anniversary of doing just that. So if you’ve ever wondered about what goes on at the Archives or wanted to know more about its history, this is a Lunch and Learn for you. Join City Archivist Heather Gordon, Reference Archivist Kira Baker, and Archival Assistant Bronwyn Smyth for a presentation about the Archives, how the Archives is celebrating this nine-decade milestone, and have the opportunity to ask questions in an ‘Ask Us Anything’ style session.

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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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