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Check out four new digital projects about Vancouver's heritage

Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre

#HeritageReboot event where history meets technology

All ages, Free

You're invited to a fun, free event that combines modern technology with heritage conservation. Together with Vancouver Heritage Foundation, Vancouver Archives, and Heritage Vancouver, we're launching four new digital projects to open up Vancouver's heritage in new ways for everyone. Unearth the past with new digital records and use them to nominate a site to the Vancouver Heritage Register online.

Date and time

May 23 2015, 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre, 181 Roundhouse Mews, Engine 374 Pavillion (corner of Davie St and Pacific Blvd)



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  • 1:00pm – Event launch followed by cake-cutting
  • 1:00pm to 4:30pm – City of Vancouver Heritage Action Plan open house
  • 1:30pm to 4:30pm – Experience and use the technology
  • 2:45pm to 4:15pm – Tours of Yaletown and Engine 374

Experience these new digital projects

  1. Nominate a heritage site online to the City of Vancouver Heritage Register.
  2. Find a heritage site on the Heritage Register using the Heritage Site Finder interactive map of over 2,200 sites that you can search, filter, and view lots of information and images, produced by Vancouver Heritage Foundation.
  3. View a glimpse of Vancouver in the early 1900s through its construction materials, building footprints, street names, and addresses on the digital rendering of the important Goad's 1912 Fire Insurance Plan. The plan was digitized by the Vancouver Archives and added to VanMap, the City's online map application.
  4. Search for Vancouver building permits before 1929 on Heritage Vancouver’s Historic Building Permits Database of over 32,000 records.

Don't miss the open house and tours

The City will be hosting an open house on the next phase of the Heritage Action Plan throughout the afternoon.

Four free tours will also be available in the afternoon.

  1. The Canadian Pacific Railway's Two Yaletowns, 1886-1887 and 1910-1914, led by Bruce MacDonald, historian and author of the award-winning book Vancouver: A Visual History.
  2. City Building: Yaletown and its Neighbours in the Nineties, led by Gordon Price, former City councillor and the current director of The City Program at Simon Fraser University.
  3. A historic tour of Yaletown in French, led by Maurice Guibord, the president of the Société historique francophone de la Colombie-Britannique.
  4. Tours of the Engine 374 Pavilion and the engine marking this historic day, as well as the engine through the years, led by The West Coast Railway Association.

Sign-up for the tours at the Engine 374 pavilion.

The Société historique francophone de la Colombie-Britannique to launch the first phase of its online collection catalogue.