|Vancouver Heritage Foundation is a registered charity supporting the conservation of heritage buildings and structures in recognition of their contribution to the city’s economy, sustainability and culture.|
People the world over love to share stories and a common way to do this is to put up plaques. These plaques serve as a physical reminder that something important happened here.
Vancouver is full of commemorative plaques providing windows to the past. These plaques can reveal personal stories or local events, and help us to connect to places. They help us to identify our part in local, national and even international events.
Vancouver Heritage Foundation’s Places That Matter program, with its 125 blue oval plaques sharing the unique and lesser known history of the people, places and events that have shaped Vancouver, is just one plaque project through the city. Here are a few others you may spot around the city:
City of Vancouver Heritage Plaque Program
These plaques acknowledge the value and significance of Vancouver’s heritage resources. Historic buildings and places in Vancouver protected by municipal heritage designations or other legal agreements are marked by a bronze plaque featuring a V-shaped marker. The marker and wave motif are taken from the city crest, and are highlighted in the City’s official blue.
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