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Civic honours awarded by City Council

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Vancouver's Mayor and Council recognize excellence in the citizensĀ and organizations who have made a positive contribution in the arts, culture, business, athletics, andĀ civic engagement.

Annual awards program

Awards of excellence

Awards of Excellence

The City of Vancouver Awards of Excellence feature awards in five categories for making Vancouver a greener, healthier, more diverse, and accessible city.

Other civic honours

Civic Merit Award attendees 2013

Civic Merit Award

Vancouver's Mayor and Council recognize individuals for outstanding achievement in a particular field of endeavour. View the list of those whose names have been inscribed in the Civic Merit Book.

View of Downtown and Burrard Inlet

Freedom of the City

The City of Vancouver's highest and most prestigious award. View the list of those who have brought recognition to Vancouver through their exceptional achievements.

Awards for creative and cultural expression

Arts and culture awards

Arts and culture awards

Arts and culture play a vital role in the liveability of any city. In Vancouver, we're proud to be surrounded by excellence and we enjoy celebrating it.

Honouring the preservation of our history

Leek House, 2013 Heritage Award winner

Heritage Awards

The Heritage Awards recognize the accomplishments of people and organizations who help protect Vancouver's diverse built heritage and history.

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Mayor's Achievement Award

The Mayor's Achievement Award recognizes remarkable dedication and significant contributions towards improving the quality of life for the citizens of Vancouver.

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