Preserving our heritage
Ensuring we have a clear sense of identity and place — and a legacy that links our past, present, and future — is one of the objectives of our Official Community Plan.
We have a number of policies and programs in place that both encourage the protection and enhancement of historically significant buildings and sites, and enable everyone to understand and appreciate our rich and unique history.
Community Heritage Grants
To help promote heritage conservation in the District, we provide grants of up to $500 to owners of heritage properties who are interested in improving or maintaining the exteriors.
Community Heritage Advisory Committee
The Community Heritage Advisory Committee advises on heritage conservation matters, and provides support for activities that benefit and advance heritage conservation in the District.
Community Heritage Register
The Community Heritage Register allows us to formally recognize the heritage value and character of certain properties in the District. If your property is on the register, you may be eligible for conservation incentives, provincial and federal funding, and more.
Heritage Procedure Bylaw
The Heritage Procedure Bylaw allows us to withhold permits for a property on the community heritage register if the permits will negatively impact the heritage value of the property.
Community Heritage Commission Awards
The annual Community Heritage Commission Awards are given each year in recognition of the efforts of individuals and groups involved in promoting heritage within the District.
North Vancouver Museum and Archives
The North Vancouver Museum and Archives (NVMA) is the sole custodian of the community’s cultural, archival, and museum collections. The NVMA provides museum and archival services to the citizens of both the District and the City of North Vancouver.