VHF Gift Vouchers

A unique gift-giving idea

Looking for a unique gift for the heritage lover on your list? VHF has gift vouchers available for specific events, or as a general gift certificate good to any of our events!  You can also save 10% on house tours if you purchase the Three-Tour Gift Pack. We can mail the voucher(s) to you, you can pick them up in the office, or we can mail them to your recipient. You can even add a donation to VHF in the recipients name to ensure lasting value to your gift. They’ll receive one of our full-colour tribute cards with your own personalized message to let them know of the contribution made in their name.

Save 10%! Three-Tour Gift Pack ($90 + tax per voucher)

Each three-tour gift voucher is valid for entry to the 2017 Vancouver Special House Tour, 2017 Heritage House Tour and 2017 Laneway House Tour (tour details below). Gift certificates to individual events can also be purchased. Please note the voucher is not a ticket. The recipient can call VHF at any time to redeem their voucher. Tour tickets will be mailed to the recipient prior to each event.

Contact our office to purchase gift vouchers mail@vancouverheritagefoundation.org  or 604 264 9642.

General Gift Certificates

We can now offer gift vouchers in any denomination that can be redeemed to any event in our upcoming calendar! The recipient just needs to call us before the event to pre-book and mention the gift voucher as your payment. The full value does not need to be redeemed in one transaction, we can carry forward remaining balances for future events. For more information contact mail@vancouverheritagefoundation.org.

About the Tours

VHF house tours are self-guided one-day tours of private residences within Vancouver. Each tour has a different heritage relevant theme and helps to educate about Vancouver's unique built history by allowing ticket holders to get inside the homes and see how real people are living with heritage. View our First Timers Guide to House Tours for general information about how house tours work.

Each tour includes a full-colour guidebook with information about the homes offered on tour including interesting history and renovation or restoration details, along with way-finding information.

Heritage House Tour ($40 + tax per voucher)

Our biggest event of the year is an all-day tour of 10 private heritage or character homes. The exact homes on tour change each year but can include everything from large restored Shaughnessy homes with important early residents to charming family homes with original wood and character details. Experts in conservation, restoration, renovation and insuring older homes are on-hand to answer your questions. It's a full day of heritage exploration!

Vancouver Special House Tour ($30 + tax per voucher)

The ubiquitous Vancouver Special was once the ugly duckling of the architectural world, however it has seen a rebirth in popularity in recent years. Their large footprint and simple floor plans make them incredibly adaptable to the modern family. This half-day tour gets inside 5 examples of renovated and updated Vancouver Specials in Vancouver. From open-plan concept with sleek modern finishes, to simple upgrades for family living, you'll be amazed at how beautiful the Vancouver Special can be.

Laneway House Tour ($30 + tax per voucher)

Since the 1890s, Vancouverites have been living on the lane as a method of adding density to our neighbourhoods. Come see how a 2009 City of Vancouver initiative has brought the idea back to our city. VHF only opens lane homes built behind existing residences, with a preference for heritage and character principal homes. Get inside a selection of lane homes with diverse design schemes that can help them fit in with the character of a neighbourhood, adding density without demolition.


Other Gift Ideas

Tribute Cards

Donate to VHF on behalf of a loved one. They'll receive a full-colour card with a personalized message to inform them of your gift, plus all the benefits of becoming a VHF donor (actual benefits are based on level of giving.)

Sponsor a Student

Consider sponsoring a student to attend a future VHF event in the name of a loved one. Your donation of either 50% or 100% of event entry can be purchased in your recipients name and will help a student attend an upcoming VHF event.

For more on donating to VHF click here.