List of heritage buildings in Vancouver: Wikis


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The following is a list of buildings and structures classified as Schedule "A" and Schedule "B" heritage buildings by the City of Vancouver. These are designated heritage buildings, and as such are legally protected by the city's heritage by-law No. 4837.

The list does not include:
  • Buildings in Gastown or Chinatown. These areas are geographically designated heritage sites by the province of British Columbia, although the city is responsible for protecting heritage buildings therein.[1]
  • Buildings and structures designated by By-laws enacted since 31 January 2003.
  • Other heritage structures that may be protected by the federal or provincial governments.[1]



(Group A) - places used for people gathering for entertainment, worship, and eating or drinking. Examples: churches, restaurants (with 50 or more possible occupants), theaters, and stadiums.

Name Location Description Year Built by/for Photo Plaque
Brock House 3875 Point Grey Road Originally a private residence and at one time an RCMP detachment. This is now a seniors activity centre and a restaurant open to the public. Brock House also stages over 200 weddings per year. 1912 Samuel Maclure, Architect
Bay Theatre (Starlight Theatre) 907-935 Denman Street 1939 Paul Kwasnicky, architect
Holy Rosary Cathedral 646 Richards Street The cathedral is the seat of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Vancouver. Among other notable events, it was the setting for the civic funeral of popular English Bay lifeguard Joe Fortes. The style is French Gothic, and very different from the castellated Anglican, United Church and Baptist churches on Burrard (see Christ Church Cathedral). 1899-1900 Julian and Williams, architects HolyRosaryCathedral.jpg
Provincial Court House 800 West Georgia Street Current home of the Vancouver Art Gallery 1906-1913 Francis Rattenbury, architect Vancouver Art Gallery Robson Square from third floor.jpg
Angus Apartments (Gabriola) 1531 Davie Street Originally "Gabriola", a private mansion, this West End building became the Angus Apartments in 1925. It is currently vacant. Also known as the Davie Mansion because of its location. 1901 Samuel Maclure, architect Vancouver Angus Apartments.jpg
Hycroft 1489 McRae Avenue The house of General Alexander Duncan McRae and family where frequent parties were hosted that were "must attend" for the city's socialites. McRae donated it to the government of Canada for use as a veteran's hospital. It is now used by the University Women's Club. Today it is one of the most-used filming locations in Vancouver. 1909 Thomas Hooper, architect Vancouver Hycroft building.jpg
Heritage Hall 3102 Main Street Originally a post office, this building was occupied by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in the 1970s before being restored in the 1980s as a community arts venue. The design is said to derive from a misdirected set of plans that were meant for another city in the Prairies, which got the smaller building meant to have been constructed here. 1914 Archibald Campbell Hope, architect Vancouver heritage hall.jpg
Hastings Mill Store 1575 Alma Road The oldest building in Vancouver, moved by barge from its original location at the north foot of Dunlevy to Point Grey & Alma, it is now a museum. 1865 Vancouver hasting mills store.jpg
Orpheum Theatre 884 Granville Street Originally a vaudeville house on Theatre Row, the building was fully restored in the 1970s and is now an important live music venue and home to the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. 1927 Marcus Priteca, architect Granville orpheum 2005.jpg
Aberthau/Rear House 4397 West 2nd Avenue 1909 Sam Maclure, architect Aberthau Mansion Front view.jpg Aberthau Mansion Heritage plaque.jpg
St. Andrew's Wesley Church 1012 Nelson Street 1931-1933 Twizell and Twizell, architects Vancouver St Andrews Wesley Church.jpg
Rosemary/Cenacle Convent 3689 Selkirk Street Vancouver 3689 Selkirk.jpg
St. James Anglican Church 303 East Cordova Street An art deco variant on Byzantine church design. 1935-1937 Adrian Gilbert Scott, architect St James Anglican Church.jpg
Christ Church Cathedral 690 Burrard Street Style is English Romanesque 1889-1895 Charles Osborn Wickenden, architect
Beatty Street Drill Hall 620 Beatty Street Home of the The British Columbia Regiment (Duke of Connaught's Own) (RCAC), the most senior military unit in the city. 1899-1901 David Ewart, architect BeattyStDrillHallII.jpg
Seaforth Armoury Burrard Street @ 1st Avenue Home of The Seaforth Highlanders of Canada 1935-1936 McCarter and Nairne, architects Seaforth Armoury.jpg
The Vancouver Club 915 West Hastings 1912-1914 Sharp and Thompson, architects Vancouver Club.jpg
Alexandra Park Bandstand Alexandra Park The Alexandra Park Bandstand is situated in a triangular-shaped park bordered by Beach Avenue, Burnaby Street and Bidwell Street in Vancouver's West End, overlooking English Bay. 1915 Vancouver Alexandra Park Bandstand.jpg
First Baptist Church 969 Burrard Street 1911 Burke, Horwood, and White First Baptist Church (1911), Vancouver 01.jpg
St. Paul's Anglican Church 1138 Jervis Street 1905 William Henry Archer, architect
Holy Trinity Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral 154 East 10th Avenue The Holy Trinity Ukrainian Orthodox Parish was established in Vancouver on May 9, 1937. At Easter in 1950, the first Divine Liturgy was served in the newly-built, but as yet unfinished, church. In December 1977, the Vancouver City Council designated the church as an architectural Heritage Building and an engraved plaque was placed on the exterior of the church building. The Parish is classified as a Cathedral under the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Canada 1950 Outside of HTUOC.jpg
Stanley Park Pavilion Stanley Park 1911 Stanley Park Pavilion 01.jpg
Fire Hall No. 1 270-280 East Cordova Street Possibly the first fire hall in North America designed specifically for motorized fire trucks, this building was converted into the Fire Hall Arts Centre in the 1970s. Listed as "Fire Hall No. 2." 1906-1907 William T. Whiteway, architect Fire Hall Arts Centre.jpg
Coroner's Court 238-240 East Cordova Street This building was originally the facility for the city coroner and was later used by the city analyst. It was turned into a museum for the Vancouver Police Department as a project marking the city's centennial in 1986. 1932 Arthur J. Bird, architect Coroner's Court.jpg
Chalmers Church 2801 Hemlock 1912 Samuel Buttrey Birds, architect Vancouver Chalmers Church.jpg
Evangelistic Tabernacle 85 East 10th Ave 1909-1910
St. Mary's Church 2498 West 37th Ave The church and the parish hall are both designated as heritage buildings. 1913 and 1923
Vancouver Public Library 350 Burrard This is the second Vancouver Public Library central branch building after the Carnegie and before the current Library Square opened in 1995. The building is occupied by a music store and the studios of CTV Vancouver station CIVT-TV. 1957 Harold Semmens and Doug Simpson, architects
Japanese Hall & School 475 Alexander Street Seized by the government as part of the Japanese Canadian internment during the Second World War, this building was an important centre of the Japanese community in Vancouver. It has since been returned and restored as a cultural centre and a language school has been added. 1928 Japanese Cultural Centre.jpg
Stanley Theatre (now Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage) 2750 Granville Street 1930 Henry Holdsby Simmonds, architect Stanley Theatre.jpg Stanley Theatre Heritage Plaque.jpg
Terminal City Lawn Bowling Club 1650 West 14th Avenue 1935
Connaught Park Fieldhouse 2390 West 10th Avenue 1925
Memorial Park South Fieldhouse 5950 Prince Albert 1930
Vancouver Rowing Club Clubhouse Stanley Park Originally located on the other side of Coal Harbour, at the foot of the bluff below Hastings Street below the foot of Howe and near the Vancouver Club, the original building was floated across to the present location and rebuilt as a stationary building on pilings. The style is mock Tudor. 1911 Vancouver Rowing Club Clubhouse 01.jpg


(Group B) - places where services are provided (not to be confused with mercantile, below). Examples: banks, insurance agencies, government buildings (including police and fire stations), and doctor's offices.

Name Location Description Year Built by/for Photo Plaque
Firehall #6 1000 Nicola Street 1907 Honeyman and Curtis, architects Vancouver Firehall No 6 02.jpg
Royal Bank of Canada 400-404 West Hastings Street 1937 S.G. Davenport, architect RBC WHastings.jpg
Tellier Tower (Holden Building) 10-16 East Hastings Street 1910-1911 William T. Whiteway, architect
Bank of Commerce 817-819 Granville Street 1906-1908
Hudson's Bay Insurance Company 900 West Hastings 1911 William A. Doctor, architect
Dick Building 1490 West Broadway 1929 Townley and Matheson, architects Vancouver Dick Building.jpg
Hudson's Bay Department Store 640 Granville Street 1913 and 1926 Thebay-downtownvancouver.jpg
Sun Tower 100 West Pender Street Originally built as the Vancouver World building, it acquired its current name when the Vancouver Sun (originally the Vancouver News-Advertiser) newspaper occupied the building between 1937 and 1964. At time of construction, it was the tallest building in the British Empire, succeeded in that capacity by the Marine Building and preceded by the Dominion Building. 1912 L. D. Taylor; William T. Whiteaway, architect SunOneTwo.jpg
Federal Building 715 West Hastings Street Part of the Sinclair Centre complex. 1937 FederalBuilding.jpg
Marine Building 355 Burrard Street The tallest skyscraper in the British Empire when it opened in 1930, this marine-themed Art Deco structure cost $2.3 million but was sold to the Guinness family for only $900,000 once the Great Depression set in. It was restored in the 1980s. Its terra-cotta tiled art deco entrance, ornate revolving door and etched brass elevators doors form one of the busiest filming locations in the city. 1929-1930 J. W. Hobbs; McCarter and Nairne, architects Marine Building.jpg
National Harbours Board Building 50 North Dunlevy Street 1905 Harbour Commissioner's.jpg
BC Permanent Loan Building 330 West Pender Street 1907 Hooper and Watkins, architects
Canada Permanent Building (Century House) 432 Richards Street 1911 John Smith Davidson Taylor, architect
Vancouver Block 736 Granville Street 1912 Parr and Fee, architects VancouverBlock.jpg
Winch Building 739 West Hastings Street Part of the Sinclair Centre complex. 1909 Thomas Hooper, architect WinchBuilding.jpg
Vancouver City Hall 453 West 12th Avenue After years of political wrangling while city affairs were conducted from a temporary location in the Holden Building, the new city hall was finally completed on 4 December 1936, Vancouver's jubilee year. The original design included a twin to the current building, across Cambie Street where the City Square redevelopment of the King Edward High School building is now, as a gateway leading across a jointly-planned rebuild of the Cambie Street Bridge. The larger project was cancelled because of the Depression. 1936 Townley and Matheson, architects Van City Hall 2010 Flag.jpg
Pacific Central 1150 Station Street The heritage designation includes the neon sign. 1917-1919 Pratt and Ross, architects Pacific Central Dawn.jpg
Toronto Dominion Bank 560-580 West Hastings Street 1920


(Group E) - schools and day care centers up to the 12th grade.

Name Location Description Year Built by/for Photo Plaque
Lord Strathcona Elementary School 592 East Pender Street Descended from the first school in Vancouver, Lord Strathcona consists of several building and is now adjoined to a community centre. The primary building was constructed in 1921 from the bricks from the original 1891 school building on this site. It was originally called the East End school before changing its name (followed many years later by the neighbourhood) to Strathcona. 1897, 1913, 1915, 1921, and 1930. William Blackmore, architect Strath 3.jpg
Convent of the Sacred Heart 3851 West 29th Ave The Convent of the Sacred Heart high school was founded by the Sisters of the Sacred Heart, in 1912, in the city of Vancouver, Canada. It was an all girl’s Catholic school until 1979, when it was sold to St. George's School (Vancouver) and became an all boy’s (non denominational) Junior school. The building has become a Vancouver City Heritage Building and St. George’s has restored, maintained and expanded the school’s Gothic Revival style architecture. The Architect of the school was: Charles G. Badgley 1912 Charles G. Badgley, Architect Convent of the Sacred Heart 2.JPG Plaque of Convent of the Sacred Heart Heritage building.JPG
Normal School 501 West 12th Avenue 1909
Model School 555 West 12th Avenue Now along with the former Model School the City Square Shopping Centre. (King Edward High School, which became the King Edward Campus of Vancouver Community College until its relocation after a fire to East Broadway near Clark Drive, was located farther west, in the 900-block West 12th Avenue.) 1905 Edward Evans Blackmore, architect
472 Schoolhouse 906 West 19th Avenue 1901 and 1908


(Group F) - places where goods are manufactured or repaired (unless considered "High-Hazard" (below)). Examples: factories and dry cleaners.

Name Location Description Year Built by/for Photo Plaque


(Group H) - places involving production or storage of very flammable or toxic materials. Includes places handling explosives and/or highly toxic materials (such as fireworks, hydrogen peroxide, and cyanide).

Name Location Description Year Built by/for Photo Plaque


(Group I) - places where people are physically unable to leave without assistance. Examples: hospitals, nursing homes, and prisons. In some jurisdictions, Group I may be used to designate Industrial.

Name Location Description Year Built by/for Photo Plaque
Parklane Hospital 950 West 58th Avenue 1912
Glen Hospital 1036 Salsbury Street


(Group M) - places where goods are displayed and sold. Examples: grocery stores, department stores, and gas stations.

Name Location Description Year Built by/for Photo Plaque
Jones Tent & Awning 2034 West 11th Avenue 1919
Woodward's Department Store 101 West Hastings Street The Original 1903-08 section of the Woodward's store was saved and is being restored at the corner of Hastings and Abbott Streets, and will be integrated into the mixed-use Woodward's development. 1908 william T. Whiteway, architect Woodwards development.jpg
Dominion Motors 901 Seymour Street 1925
Canadian Linen Supply 1228-1232 Richards Street 1932 Townley and Matheson, architects
Jones Tent & Awning 2034 West 11th Avenue 1919


(Group R) - places providing accommodations for overnight stay (excluding Institutional). Examples: houses, apartment buildings, hotels, and motels.

Name Location Description Year Built by/for Photo Plaque
Brock House 3875 Point Grey Road 1911
Shannon 7255 Granville Street 1912-1913 B.T. Rogers; Somerville and Putnam, architects
Glen Brae House 1690 Matthews Street 1910 William Lamont Tait; Parr and Fee, architects Vancouver Glen Brae house.jpg
Hodson Manor 1254 West 7th Avenue 1894 and 1903
James England House 2300 Birch Street 1907
Steamboat/Fairview House 1151 West 8th Avenue 1890
Banff Apartments 1201 W. Georgia Street Originally Florence Court residential hotel, now rental apartments. The last remaining example of the New York-style posh residential hotels and apartments that once lined West Georgia Street between Thurlow St. and Stanley Park. The building lost some of its original classical detail to modernization attempts in the period between 1940 and 1970. The building was deteriorating through the 1980s and 1990's and suffered a serious fire in October 2002. Since the fire the interior of the building has been completely re-plumbed, re-wired and otherwise restored. 1909 Henry Barton Watson, architect Banffapt.jpg
Hotel Vancouver 900 West Georgia Street 1929-1939 Archibald and Schofield, architects Hotel vanc 2007.jpg
Sylvia Hotel 1154 Gilford Street A historic hotel on English Bay, the Sylvia was originally an apartment building before being converted during the Second World War to house merchant marine crews. It was the tallest building in the West End until the late 1950s, and the location of the first cocktail bar in the city. The "dine in the sky" restaurant was eventually moved to the ground floor. 1911-1912 W.P. White, architect Sylvia hotel vancouver.jpg
Davis House 166 West 10th Avenue 1891
The Roedde House 1415 Barclay Street Currently maintained by the Roedde House Preservation Society. 1893 Gustav Roedde; Francis Rattenbury, architect Roedde House 01.jpg
Hirshfield House 1963 Comox Street Private residential, West End. The style is Arts and Crafts both in building design and landscaping. 1910 Gamble and Knapp, architects. Hirshfield House 01.jpg
Tudor Manor 1311 Beach Avenue 1927-1928 Townley and Matheson, architects Vancouver Tudor Manor.jpg
2202 Cypress Street 1914
2220 Cypress Street 1914
1096 West 10th Avenue 1922
883 Broughton Street Private residential, West End. 1903 883-891 Broughton Street, Vancouver.jpg
889 Broughton Street Private residential, West End. 1903 883-891 Broughton Street, Vancouver.jpg
891 Broughton Street Private residential, West End. 1903 883-891 Broughton Street, Vancouver.jpg
1416 Haro Street 1909
1430-1432 Haro Street 1902
1436 Haro Street 1907
Barclay Manor 1447 (1477?) Barclay Street A former boarding house, it is now a senior's centre and part of Barclay Heritage Square in the West End. 1890 (1905?) Barclay Manor 02.jpg
Weeks House 1459 Barclay Street This is now part of the Barclay Heritage Square in the West End. 1895 George Weeks, architect Weeks House 02.jpg
The Bloomfield House 2532 Columbia Street 1900
1642 Stephens Street 1911
3846 West 10th Ave 1936-1937
117 West 10th Avenue 1895
140 West 10th Ave 1910
144 West 10th Avenue 1894
148 West 10th Avenue 1908
150 West 10th Avenue 1907
156 West 10th Avenue 1894
2953 - 2955 Ontario Street 1907
989 Bute Now Ashby House B&B, West End. 1899 989 Bute Street, Vancouver.jpg
1235 Nelson Street Private residential, West End. 1931 Ross A. Lort, architect 1235 Nelson St, Vancouver.jpg
Kensington Place 1386 Nicola Street Private residential, West End. 1912 Phillip Julien, architect Kensington Place, Vancouver 01.jpg
2967 West 42nd Avenue 1915
Fee House 1119 Broughton 1904 Parr and Fee, architects
2055 West 14th Avenue 1910
Randall Building 535-565 West Georgia 1929 Richard T. Perry, architect
8264 Hudson 1912
835-839 Cambie Street 1929
1037 Matthews Street 1913
Haigler House 3537 West 30th Avenue 1925
849, 853, 863, 867 Hamilton Street 1895-1900
2740 Yukon 1913
1865 West 16th Avenue 1912
280 East 6th Avenue 1908
2675 Oak Street 1929
967 West 8th Avenue 1905
1178 Hamilton Street 1912
901-911 Homer Street 1910
1183 West 10th Avenue 1907
2830 West 1st Avenue 1909
901 West 23rd Avenue 1912
138 West 10th Avenue 1904
800 Cassiar Street 1912
2836-2838 Birch Street 1910
Vernon Block 225-255 East Broadway Street 1930
2622 West 5th Avenue 1914
3143 Crown Street 1941
Abbott House 720 Jervis Street 1900
1200 Homer Street 1912
638 and 644 Hawks Street 1905
577-579 Richards Street 1911
5709 Wales Street 1912
3358 SE Marine Drive 1911
3010 West 5th Avenue 1921
2990 West 5th Avenue 1920
2216-2218 St. George Street 1911
518 Beatty 1911
1050 Nicola Private residential, West End. 1909 1050 Nicola Street, Vancouver.jpg
Grauer House 364 West 10th Avenue 1919
1554 East 10th Avenue
2006 West 15th Avenue
2855 West 6th Avenue
Queen Charlotte 1101 Nicola Street Private residential, West End. 1928 Queen Charlotte 01.jpg
5338 Larch Street
Thomas Shaughnessy House 1551 Angus Drive
679 East Georgia Street
Hotel Georgia 801 West Georgia A landmark hotel in downtown Vancouver, Hotel Georgia has housed numerous celebrity guests over the years, including Queen Elizabeth II, Elvis Presley, The Beatles, and Errol Flynn, who died while a guest in 1959. It was restored in 1998 and a 52-story skyscraper addition to the property is currently under construction. 1927 Garrow and Graham Sr., architects
2104 East 19th Avenue
285 West 17th Avenue
1114 Barclay Street
837 West 19th Avenue
2132 Cypress Street
1850 West 5th Avenue
656-658 Union Street
1234 Matthews Street
2640 Oxford Street
42 and 46 West 10th Avenue
164 Dunbar Street
615 and 621 Princess Street
211 Columbia Street
W Brydon Jack House 3338 Granville Street
800 Hawks Street
664 East Georgia Street
1210 Lakewood Street
2919 East 29th Avenue
2620 Oxford Street
3223 West 37th Avenue
326 West Pender Street
Hawks Street residences 504, 508, 512, and 516 Hawks Street 1899 and 1900
Douglas Lodge 2799 Granville Street 1907 William M. Dodd, Architect Vancouver Douglas lodge.jpg
St. Luke's Home 309 East Cordova Street 1924
Palms Hotel 869-873 Granville Street 1890 and 1913
Taylor Manor 951 Boundary Road 1913
330 West 15th Ave 1912
BC Hydro Building 970 Burrard 1955-1957 Thompson, Berwick, Pratt, and Partners, architects Electra Building.jpg
Gardner House 3152 West 49th Avenue 1958
Washington Hotel (Hotel Maple, Hastings Hotel) 177-179 East Hastings Street 1912 Parr and Fee, architects
6120 McDonald Street 1921
1550 Balfour Street


(Group S) - places where items are stored (unless considered High-Hazard). Examples: warehouses and parking garages.

Name Location Description Year Built by/for Photo Plaque
Stewart & Comrie Warehouse 1140-1150 Hamilton 1911

Utility and Miscellaneous

(Group U) - others. Examples: water towers, barns, towers.

Name Location Description Year Built by/for Photo Plaque
Cambie St Boulevard - Median King Edward Avenue to 41st Avenue 1940


  1. ^ a b "Vancouver Heritage". Retrieved 2007-05-13.  

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