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.

The Documented City: Vancouver Archives

If you have spent any time researching Vancouver’s history, which we highly recommend as its fascinating stuff, you will at some point... Read More

The Vancouver Connection to an American Housing Project

Tonight, Tuesday October 22nd, VHF will be showing “The Pruitt-Igoe Myth” at the Hollywood Theatre on Broadway as part of our... Read More

Vancouver and the Single-Screen Movie Theatre

Modern Vancouver is full of the latest technology with screens and diversions everywhere we look. In a world where you can watch a new... Read More

Invitation to Vancouver Heritage Foundation’s Places That Matter: First City Hospital

Vancouver Cityscape: Retailers who Shaped our City

Vancouver’s historic retailers have helped shape the appearance of our city. More than just places to purchase goods, some of the... Read More

Booming Vancouver: The Beginning of the Vancouver Special

Much of Vancouver has been shaped by periodic large influxes of residents, resulting in major housing booms. Much like today with the... Read More

Vancouver as it could have been

Vancouver has a long history of putting a pin in city planners ideals. Many dreamers have come with big plans and a grand vision for... Read More

Invitation to Vancouver Heritage Foundation’s Places That Matter: Wooden Roller Coaster & Pacific Coliseum

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The Gow Block – The Story of the Building, the Village and the City

Despite the accidental discovery of the building, the disrepair of the structure and the daunting task of restoring a project of this... Read More

Invitation to Vancouver Heritage Foundation’s Places That Matter: The WISE Hall