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Historic Building Permits project

Architect? Cost? Date? Launched Nov 2011, our ongoing Vancouver Building Permits 1901-1921 database, currently contains 30,861 hand-transcribed searchable historic permits, with thanks to a Vancouver125 Grant for making the project launch possible. permits.heritagevancouver.org


Upcoming events

Dec 4: Heritage Vancouver's AGM & Christmas Party at Roedde House Museum

Remembering WW1: The Vancouver Homefront

Sept 14: WW1: Walking Tour: A Soldier's Journey, Home Front to Front Line
Oct 5: WW1: The Homefront – Our Town, WW1 Activities in South Hill
Oct 8: WW1: Behind the Scenes at Beatty St. Drill Hall
Nov 2: WW1: Vancouver's WW1 Commemorative Places Bus Tour

Walking tours have finished for 2014


WW1: Vancouver's Commemorative Places Bus Tour

Sunday, November 2, 2014; 1:00pm to 5:00pm
*Loading begins at 12:30 and bus departs at 1pm sharp
Tickets: Heritage Vancouver members $30; Non-members $35
Tour Guide: Isaac Vanderhorst
Location: Meet at Women’s Hospital (4500 Heather Street, at corner of W 30th Avenue)

Monuments commemorating the lives of Vancouverites killed in WW1 occupy a prominent place in our urban cultural landscape rooting us to our history and reminding us of this monumental event. Climb aboard for an exclusive guided tour of some of Vancouver’s WW1 Commemorative Places.

Isaac Vanderhorst, historian and Heritage Vancouver Board member will fascinate you with stories of WW1 memorials such as the Japanese War Memorial in Stanley Park, the historic lights on the Burrard Street Bridge, the Angel of Mercy, the Cenotaph, South Memorial Park to name but a few.

The bus will stop for a short tour at two selected sites. One of these, the Canadian Memorial United Church and Centre for Peace, contains the only “Books of Remembrance” other than in the Peace Tower in Ottawa.

We will also explore the Beatrice Lennie reliefs that frame the entrance to the former Shaughnessy hospital before the bus leaves.

Commemorative Places Bus Tour, Nov. 2, 2014

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Past events – listing

• 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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