Modernism in Vancouver Part One: Post War Idealism

Early Vancouver architecture was epitomized by wood and stone structures, heavy on terra cotta detailing. After the First World War... Read More

Vancouver Tour has a Musqueam Perspective

The Vancouver Heritage Foundation is piloting a project with the Musqueam Indian Band to offer a tour of Vancouver from a slightly... Read More

First Growth Lumber: Vancouver’s Early Industry

The west coast once supported some of the largest trees in the world including Douglas fir, cedar, hemlock, pine, spruce, maple and... Read More

Vancouver’s West End Gentrification

Any change, even a change for the better, is always accompanied by drawbacks and discomforts. – Arnold Bennett It’s one of... Read More

Gastown 1905 to 2014

As Vancouver’s original Downtown founded in 1867, Gastown survived a period of decline and disrepair following the 1960s, today... Read More

The Strathcona Story: A community that fought back, and the Architect that helped rebuild

In December of 1968, the residents of one of Vancouver’s oldest neighbourhoods, Strathcona, were faced with losing their... Read More

Hay, Horseshoes, and the Blues: The Story of the Yale Hotel

Originally named the Colonial Hotel when it opened in 1889, the iconic building at the corner of Drake and Granville has been the Yale... Read More

Conserving Heritage through Re-imagining of Space

In the conservation tool kit, heritage enthusiasts have several methods to support the preservation of historic spaces. Preserving... Read More

Invitation to Vancouver Heritage Foundation’s Places That Matter: Canron Building

Jericho Beach: 1860′s onward

The Jericho Beach area has had a full history over the past century and a half, few traces of which remain today. Named for its lumber... Read More