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. Submissions are due by May 15th. Contact the Grant Programs Manager for the link to apply.

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Upcoming Events

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Apr 22 Pro-DIn Person

Join VHF for the last full Pro-D for educators of the 2023-24 school year and spend a day delving into the history of the Punjabi Market and exploring South Asian stories and their connections to Vancouver. Highlights will include a walking tour by the Punjabi Market Collective featuring colourful murals and visits with local shopkeepers, a buffet lunch at Himalaya, and an engaging series of lunch-and-learn session with guest speakers who will touch base about a variety of topics such as the Komagata Maru, Punjabi language and the importance of keeping intangible history alive.

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May 21 Heritage HourIn Person

It’s been 50 years since the very first heritage designations were made by City Council in 1974. Those first 22 buildings were some of the city’s most notable landmarks including the Post Office at Hastings and Granville, Hycroft in Shaughnessy and the iconic Sun Tower. Join John Atkin and Jeannette Hlavach to explore those designations, the rationale for their selection and how our thinking about heritage resources and what we value has evolved over the half century.

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Jun 1 House TourIn Person

From a 1913 Arts and Crafts church in Arbutus Ridge and a Dutch Colonial Revival home in Marpole to a stunning Mid-Century modern home and 1925 Tudor Revival Style house in Kerrisdale, take a peek inside a selection of eight unique heritage properties and learn about their history, architecture, and design. Participants will also have the opportunity to explore other lesser-known places and spaces that have shaped each neighbourhood, as well as connect with local businesses and community organizations. The tour is self-guided and ticket holders can choose which stops to visit and in which order.

Registration Opens April 17

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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