We recognize the importance of the diverse heritage of Vancouver residents. Inclusivity and equity are key values that shape our society. One of the ways we uphold these values is through caring for heritage, including Indigenous histories and cultures.
We all have a responsibility to not only acknowledge our past, but to identify, protect, and pass on diverse cultural values and assets to future generations.
- Embrace cultural heritage including both tangible and intangible aspects
- Support the self-expressed histories and heritage of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh Nations, and Urban Indigenous Peoples
- Support cultural redress of systemically excluded ethnocultural groups
- Enable a policy framework and planning tools to further integrate heritage conservation within citywide planning and urban development processes
- Provide heritage conservation support for sites listed on the Vancouver Heritage Register
What's happeningNominate a project for the 35th Heritage Awards in 2023
Nominations are open from December 5, 2022, until February 6, 2023.
Learn more about heritage in Vancouver
We promote and support the celebration and protection of the city’s heritage values and historic places, and its living cultural heritage, by providing opportunities for a range of public education and awareness programs and through our ongoing partnership with the Vancouver Heritage Foundation.