Neighbourhood Heritage Tours with VHF offer a chance to discover different areas of the city while exploring a selection of private and community spaces. Past tours include the unique, vibrant Grandview neighbourhood in 2019 and the diverse and culturally rich West End in 2018.

The tours are self-guided and ticket holders can choose which stops to visit and in which order. Volunteers and your ticket brochure offer historical information about each site as well as additional neighbourhood insight.

The tours are well enjoyed on foot, by bike or by transit, although parking tips are also provided. Please be aware that ticket holders are responsible for finding and covering costs associated with vehicle parking. We also provide information on local transit routes with your ticket. For full transit information, including purchasing your fare please visit

While we cannot offer a Neighbourhood Heritage Tour at this time, we hope to do so again when the public health situation allows. Check back for updates!

General Guidelines and Important Information

  • All attendees must have a ticket & be at least 6 years of age (infants in front carriers are permitted without a ticket, no other exceptions)
  • Your ticket is a detailed guidebook which cannot be emailed, please bring your physical ticket with you to each tour stop
  • Wear socks and bring a reusable bag, as you will be asked to remove your shoes at each private stop
  • You may visit the stops in any order, but you may only visit each private stop once
  • Photography is strictly prohibited on private tour properties
  • Cell phone usage is not permitted inside private stops
  • Please do not bring large bags or backpacks.
  • No food or drink, smoking or pets on private tour properties