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. View photos and read descriptions on a computer or explore Vancouver’s neighbourhoods with Heritage Site Finder on a mobile device.
Notes about using the map
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, or download the app and update it periodically for the most recent map versions and the best user experience.
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.
Would you like to help? If you have time to contribute to VHF’s Heritage Site Finder Map, to help complete the information write ups, please contact Jessica Quan, Special Project Coordinator. Please send a resume, and a few words about why you are interested in researching. The work can be completed on your own doing using online resources.
Thanks to over 60 generous volunteers we continue to populate the map with images and information. We welcome your feedback and support!