Mission & History


Vancouver Heritage Foundation promotes the appreciation and conservation of our city’s historic places for current and future generations.

VHF does this by creating opportunities and resources to learn about Vancouver’s history and heritage places, and providing practical support for the successful conservation of historic buildings and sites.

Vancouver Heritage Foundation recognizes the diverse history and cultural heritage of Vancouver and that the city is located on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh peoples.


Vancouver Heritage Foundation was created as a charitable organization in 1992. The City of Vancouver Mayor and Councillors were VHF’s first Directors and remain Honorary Members today.

Since 1998, VHF has been governed by a private citizen Board comprised of up to 15 voting Directors and 3 non-voting members, who are appointed by Mayor & Council.

In 2017, VHF celebrated 25 years of operations. Each year, VHF presents over 50 events, continues to grow online innovation, creates resources and supports multiple conservation projects through grants.

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