Heritage Action Plan
The Heritage Action Plan is a review of the policies and tools used to conserve and celebrate heritage resources. It was approved by Council in December 2013 to improve how the City supports heritage conservation in Vancouver.
Actions implemented through the plan will result in an update of the City’s existing Heritage Conservation Program, which was originally established in 1986, Vancouver's centennial.
Consultants, staff, and a public advisory committee are working on actions set out in the plan. You will also have numerous opportunities to provide your input.
New Vancouver Heritage Program
On March 10, 2020, Council approved a progress report on the Heritage Action Plan and its substantial completion.
Council also approved the new Vancouver Heritage Program including its vision, goals, strategic directions, and a set of new management tools.
Council also approved completing the Vancouver Heritage Register Upgrade through the forthcoming comprehensive Vancouver Plan public engagement process in 2020/2021.
Read the staff report (3 MB)
Key areas for action and implementation
The Heritage Action Plan has five key areas for action and implementation.
Request a character assessment for a house built before 1940 before you begin renovations or apply for development permits.
Download the Vancouver Heritage Register to find over 2,200 registered heritage buildings, parks, trees, and monuments.
We fund three grants to support heritage conservation citywide and help preserve heritage buildings and assets in Vancouver.
The City has a range of incentives and protective measures that encourage the restoration and continued use of heritage buildings.