West Vancouver’s heritage—as found in our buildings, landscapes, trees and special sites—provides clues to the history and defines the character of our community.
The District has policies and programs in place that recognize and encourage the protection and enhancement of West Vancouver’s natural, built, and cultural heritage.
Community Heritage Awards
The Community Awards program honours dedicated community members in five award categories, including heritage.
Community Heritage Register
The Community Heritage Register is a list of properties or resources that are formally recognized as having heritage value.
Heritage Revitalization Agreement
A Heritage Revitalization Agreement (HRA) is a conservation tool that can be used protect a heritage building or property. An HRA is a legally binding agreement negotiated between the municipality and an owner of a heritage property.
Heritage Advisory Committee
The Heritage Advisory Committee (HAC) is established as an advisory body to Council and the Director of Planning and Development Services to assist in the processing of heritage applications, identifying and supporting the conservation of structures and landscapes recognised by the District as having significant heritage value and in undertaking education and engagement opportunities related to heritage conservation.
Lower Caulfeild Heritage Conservation Area
Lower Caulfeild is a designated Heritage Conservation Area. If you own property within these boundaries, you will need an alteration permit for any work.
Municipally Designated Heritage Properties
A municipally designated heritage property is protected by a bylaw so that it cannot be altered or destroyed.