The Heritage Site Finder is an interactive map of the Vancouver Heritage Register, previously only accessible to the public as a PDF. The Heritage Site Finder lets you search over 2200 locations by address or site name, with images and information for each site. The interactive map is compatible with both desktop and mobile devices.
SplitMango Media Inc
Heritage BC, Heritage Legacy Fund
Get Youth Working Grant from Province of BC
Please read the introductory page and refer to the FAQ section for help in navigating this web tool. We recommend that you use Firefox or Chrome web browser.
The Heritage Register is a key component in the City of Vancouver’s Heritage Conservation Program. Compiled in the 1980s and adopted by Council in 1986 to celebrate the City’s centenary, it has been under comprehensive review since 2015 to update it for the first time. The Heritage Site Finder provides a useful tool for all to better understand what is already on the Heritage Register and what could be added.
Visit the City of Vancouver Heritage Register PDF here.
Thank you to SplitMango Media Inc for their continued support and dedication on this project. This project was funded in part by Heritage BC through the Heritage Legacy Fund and in part by a Get Youth Working Grant from the Province of BC.
We are continually updating the Heritage Site Finder thanks to the support of volunteer researchers and photographers. The work can be completed on your own time using online and print resources. We ask volunteers to commit to 2-4 months and complete assignments in a timely manner. Please contact Jessica Quan, Special Projects Manager, with a recent resume, and a few words about why you are interested in researching. You must complete a VHF Standard Volunteer form.
Current opportunities are available for:
It was an interesting experience volunteering for Vancouver Heritage Foundation, and the experience has changed my perception of looking at the city as a new immigrant to Canada. I have never been bored walking on the street in this city because there is always something new to think about, discover and explore. Thanks for the opportunity volunteering at VHF
Research Volunteer 2017-2018
My time volunteering at the VHF has been a great learning experience. It gave me an avenue to transfer and to apply some of the skills I have picked in school, and to discover more on the magnificent heritage buildings in the city. I enjoyed the creative challenge of choosing and analysing a plethora of resources, and in repackaging the stories of each building into a brand new tale. I highly encourage individuals who are interested in history, architecture, urban studies or similar fields to try out this valuable opportunity. You will learn a lot!