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.
Learn more about past developments, find documents, and read about the background of this iniative.
Heritage and character buildings are an important component of defining neighbourhood identity and character.
Do you know a historic place that should be formally recognized on the City’s Heritage Register? Help us identify historic sites in Vancouver that are important to you using our easy online form.