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Top 10 release

Our annual Top 10 Endangered Sites for 2014, released April 11, 2014 >

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Historic Building Permits project

Architect? Cost? Date? Launched Nov 2011, our ongoing Vancouver Building Permits 1901-1921 database, currently contains 29,098 hand-transcribed searchable historic permits, with thanks to a Vancouver125 Grant for making the project launch possible. permits.heritagevancouver.org


Upcoming events

April 12, 2014: 2014 Top 10 Endangered Sites Release & Bus Tour
April 29, 2014: Heritage Talks: Top 10 Endangered Sites 2014 & Updates
June 19, 2014: TBD - Garden Party Fundraiser
June 21 & 22, 2014: 3rd Annual Garden Tour
Spring/Summer 2014: Walking Tours for 2014 - posted in the Spring

Heritage Talks:
Top 10 Endangered Sites 2014 & Updates

Tuesday, April 29, 2014; 7pm to 9pm
Free, registration required (below)
Arts & Culture Alliance;
Suite 100 - 938 Howe Street (street level entrance)

Every year since 2001, Heritage Vancouver has issued a Top Ten Endangered Sites List. The position papers accompanying each of the sites includes why the site is threatened, why it is important and Heritage Vancouver's position including ideas on what the community can do to preserve each site.

In 2006, the Top Ten list along with the Top Ten Bus Tour won a City of Vancouver Heritage Award. This year, for the first time, Heritage Vancouver is issuing a Top Ten list from previous years of sites at the top of the list that we continue to monitor.

Heritage Vancouver welcomes guest speaker, Donald Luxton, our Past President, to an evening of conversation about this year's Top Ten and the Top Ten from previous years.

We invite you to ask questions and share your ideas about what we as a community could do to retain these special places. Come join the conversation!


Full details for this tour: heritagetalks-top10.eventbrite.ca

Questions? events@heritagevancouver.org


Heritage Vancouver’s 3rd Annual Garden Tour

Saturday June 21 & Sunday June 22, 2014
10:00am to 4:00pm

Tickets: $30 early bird; $35 regular
Early bird by May 15; purchased online or cheque
After May 15; online, cheque or garden centres

Get inspired! A self-guided tour of enchanting private gardens in Vancouver. Our full tour info will be posted in March and tickets/passports will be mailed out ahead of the tour in June.

For photos from our previous garden tours, view our two Flickr galleries:

2013 2nd Annual Garden tour photos >
2012 1st Annual Garden tour photos >


Attending from out of town?
Enjoy a 10% discount at Vancouver's Historic Sylvia Hotel 

Guests purchasing tickets for the Garden Tour, receive a 10% discount at the Sylvia Hotel, a  beautiful heritage hotel located on English Bay in the West End of Vancouver and about 20 minutes by car from most gardens.  When making your booking, quote the group locator name, 'Heritage Vancouver Garden Tour'. Find out more & book with the Sylvia Hotel >


Tickets ($30 early bird by May 15)

Via Paypal (account not required):

Made out and mailed to:
Heritage Vancouver Society
1020 Denman St., PO Box 47036 Denman Place,
Vancouver, BC V6G 3E1

If you are mailing a cheque please let us know info@heritagevancouver.org and we will hold a spot for you.

All proceeds support Heritage Vancouver’s initiatives to conserve Vancouver’s built heritage


A few of our past events

• Opsal Steel Building - Preview Tour
• West End Plan and Heritage - Discussion
• Conversation with Brian Jackson, Director of Planning CoV
• Annual Garden Party Fundraiser
• Our 1st Annual Self-Guided Garden Tours in 2012
• Howard Hughes at the Bayshore tours
• 100th Anniversary of the Stanley Park Pavilion & the Rock Garden
• A Night of Tiki at the Waldorf Hotel & Bar
• Heritage Vancouver Society & the Vancouver Heritage Foundation: A Conversation about new Strategic Alliances
• Wing Sang Building (1889) Tour & Fundraiser
• Heritage & the Arts – Inaugural Long Table Social
• 2011 Top 10 Endangered Sites Bus Tour
• Art Deco Movie Screening of 42nd Street, hosted by Dal Richards
• Robert Fung’s Gastown – Tour and Reception
• Walking Tour - Strathcona, Vancouver's Old East End
• Walking Tour - Chinatown
• Walking Tour - Hippie Kitsilano
• Walking Tour - Vancouver’s West End
• The Exotic World of Art Deco World’s Fairs
• Tour of the Art Deco Marine Building & Penthouse (1930)
• The Future of Vancouver's Historic Theatres Discussion
• Shanghai and Miami - The Exotic World of Art Deco
• Robert Fung Gastown Tour & Reception
• Heatley Block Discussion
• The Penthouse Nightclub tour/event with Vintage Burlesque
• Our Annual Top Ten Endangered Sites bus tour (Annually, in May)
• Density Bank and Heritage Incentives Discussion
• EcoDensity Forum
• Japantown Forum
• Annual Christmas Party at Roedde House Museum
• Bowling at the Historic Commodore Lanes
• Various Community Speakers on Heritage Issues
• Walking Tour - Hastings Street

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