We gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the Province of
British Columbia through BC 150, a Ministry of Tourism, Culture
and the Arts initiative and the Heritage Legacy Fund of British Columbia.

Parts of this website were made possible through a grant in 2008 from the BC150-Heritage Legacy Fund of British Columbia. The grant has enabled the Victoria Heritage Foundation to create interactive maps with photos of each property from our previously published Neighbourhood Heritage Walking Tour brochures.

The grant facilitated a website re-design which contained much more information about Victoria's built heritage including a chronological history of the City and its neighbourhoods; indexes for architects and builders, and a chronological listing of Heritage Registered buildings in the residential neighbourhoods; and an architectural styles guide and glossary. Comprehensive histories with archival photos of all of Victoria's residential neighbourhoods will now be easily accessible.

Thank you to:

  • Victoria Heritage Foundation would like especially to thank the British Columbia Archives: images listed as BCA have been provided free of charge for this BC 150 project courtesy of Royal BC Museum, BC Archives

  • The City of Victoria Municipal Archives, the Esquimalt Municipal Archives, and Saanich Municipal Archives for permission to use photos from their collection

  • The City of Victoria - for the yearly base grant which provides the funding for Victoria Heritage Foundation's House Grants Program, its administration costs, and some of the funding for its Education Committee's projects

  • Heritage Planners Steve Barber, City Hall staff and Council members for all their help, guidance and support

  • Victoria Heritage Foundation's volunteer Board and Committee members and staff who provide the structure for the organization, and who do so much to assist Victoria's Heritage House owners and the City's Heritage Program

  • Victoria Heritage Foundation's many volunteers who contribute so many hours each year to supervising house grants and advising home owners, writing architectural descriptions, researching and writing social histories, organizing special events, and cataloguing plans and permits

  • Photographers Cam Fennell, Alex Kerr, and Brigitte Clark for the Heritage Walking Tour photos; and to the late Derek Trachsel for the many hundreds of photos he did for Victoria Heritage Foundation over the years, for This Old House and for new designations

  • Reber Creative for their website design and for their patience with our process

  • Brigitte Clark and Jennifer Nell Barr for writing and redesigning text and content

  • Julia Trachsel, who developed our first website in 2004, and was volunteer webmistress until 2009.


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