Vancouver Heritage Foundation is a registered charity that is dedicated to supporting the conservation of the city’s heritage buildings through education, public awareness and granting activities.

VHF activities are open to everyone with a special emphasis on members of the public with an interest in the city’s history, building owners, related professionals and related organizations. Activities include workshops, lectures, tours, publications, and granting programs to paint, restore and maintain designated heritage properties.

VHF actively fundraises through donations of cash, securities, property, and planned gifts to grow an endowment fund to protect heritage buildings in perpetuity.

Sweet Success: The Legacy of the Rogers Family (Part Two)

Last week we told the story of sugar magnate B.T. Rogers whose entrepreneurial spirit resulted in a 127-year-old industry and an... Read More

Sweet Success: The Legacy of the Rogers Family (Part One)

VHF would like to thank guest writer, Donald Luxton for this post. Donald is a Heritage Consultant and Principal at Luxton &... Read More

The Beginning of the Vancouver Special Revolution

It’s important to keep pre-existing buildings until they have outlived their usefulness. This makes sense economically... Read More

Case Study: Harmonizing Character with a Modern Laneway House

Laneway housing can be a positive tool in heritage preservation. When built behind an existing residence as a method of adding density... Read More

Vancouver’s Connection to Craftsman Architecture

VHF would like to thank Michael Kluckner, local author and artist, for guest writing this post. Almost as ubiquitous in our city as... Read More

Vancouver’s “Familiar” Housing Styles: 1950s on

During the mid-century decades in Vancouver home building increased as higher levels of immigration created a need for housing... Read More

Early Vancouver Tourism: A Natural Industry

Tourism has been a big part of Vancouver’s story since early into its history. Long known as a ‘distinctive destination’, many of the... Read More

Adaptive Re-Use: The Joy of Re-purposed Buildings

VHF would like to thank this post’s guest writer, Marta Farevaag – Urban Planner. In Vancouver, our residential neighbourhoods... Read More

Modernist Vancouver: The Award-Winning Buildings of the Post-War Era

While Modernism began as early as the late 1910s and early 1920s, the period after World War II gave a major push in ideology and... Read More

Adaptive Re-Use through “Loft-Style Living”

With tall ceilings, open floor plans and often large windows it is not hard to see why people are drawn to loft-style apartments. The... Read More