Supporting Neighbourhood Planning & Heritage Preservation

Our programs foster a knowledgeable appreciation of Victoria’s many historic homes. We’re dedicated to the restoration and conservation of our community’s heritage.  

Are You Looking for Ways to Protect Your Heritage Home?

Our staff and volunteers provide information and support for homeowners wanting to preserve their historically significant properties.

Creating Public Awareness of the City’s History

Victoria’s neighbourhoods boast many homes of architectural and historical significance. VHF provides opportunities to appreciate these beautiful structures in a modern context.

Discover Historic Victoria, British Columbia!

Much of Victoria’s attraction stems from its unique collection of historic properties, visible reminders of Victoria’s rich and fascinating past. Our heritage houses and neighbourhoods are symbols of stability in an ever-changing world.

The City of Victoria is committed to preserving its heritage and encourages the owners of residential properties to maintain them through a grants program. Victoria Heritage Foundation (VHF) administers this program on the City’s behalf. The VHF is dedicated to supporting the conservation of the city’s heritage houses through house grants, education and public awareness.

We invite you to explore Victoria Heritage Foundation’s website and hope that it will help you enjoy the City’s rich architectural, cultural and social history.

Explore Victoria’s Historic Homes

Explore VHF’s award-winning Heritage Neighbourhoods GIS (Geographic Information System). This interactive map includes an Aerial Photo feature that allows you to zoom in on any identified heritage home.

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What Makes Heritage Houses So Unique?

Victoria is home to many beautiful properties, from the historic waterfront charm of James Bay to the coveted prestige of the Gonzales area. Discover the details that make each house stand out and the proper terminology to describe those features. Victoria Heritage Foundation is your online source for information about the City’s historic architecture and the numerous design styles you’ll find.