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Heritage plaque program

Historic buildings in Vancouver that are protected by municipal heritage designations or other legal agreements are marked by a special plaque or marker.

This plaque acknowledges the value and significance of Vancouver's heritage resources, and helps raise awareness for both residents and visitors.

The bronze plaque (pictured, right) features a V-shaped marker that identifies the structure as a heritage building. The marker and wave motif are taken from the city crest, and are highlighted in our official blue.

The text on the plaque describes:

  • The building's significance, including its date of construction, architect, or builder
  • Comments on the architectural style
  • Any significant events or people associated with the building, including original or long-term owners
  • A protected heritage building may also have a V-shaped marker without interpretive text

Find a building with a heritage plaque