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 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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Jul 27 Walking TourIn Person

The place we call Vancouver was a varied landscape of forest, bogs and streams that flowed into the surrounding waters. The streams and the bogs were an important source of food for the Indigenous population. However, settlement and resource extraction saw the destruction of these waterways so that today there are only 2 open streams within the city. On this series of walks we’ll walk the courses of some lost streams and find the traces that reveal their location and look at the development of the area over time. This walk will focus on the area around 46th Avenue and Killarney Street.

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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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