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How we protect heritage properties

We provide a range of management tools and incentives to support heritage conservation and ongoing care for Vancouver’s heritage.

Find a resource on the Heritage Register

Download the Vancouver Heritage Register to find over 2,200 registered heritage buildings, parks, trees, and monuments.

Heritage designation

Protecting a heritage building or landscape from alterations that could lead to a significant loss of character or value.

Vancouver's heritage areas

We've created regulations and companion design guidelines that preserve and protect Chinatown, Gastown, Shaughnessy, and Yaletown.

Heritage revitalization agreements

This legally binding agreement could restore, preserve, and protect the property in return for development incentives.

Heritage density transfers

We provide transferrable density as a heritage rehabilitation incentive.

Character Home Retention Incentives Program

Heritage and character buildings are an important component of defining neighbourhood identity and character.