Community Heritage Register
The Community Heritage Register is a list properties or resources that are formally recognized as having heritage value.
Having property listed on the register does not prevent a property owner from altering their property, as long as the alterations follow existing laws, such as the BC Building Code, Zoning Bylaw, etc.
There are benefits to the property owner if their property is listed on the Register.
- They may be eligible for consideration of future incentives for heritage conservation
- They may be eligible for access to funding from senior levels of government
- They may be eligible for special provisions within the BC Building Code Heritage Building Supplement
In July 2019, Council opted to update the District’s Community Heritage Register to include all nominated heritage resources identified on West Vancouver’s primary and secondary heritage inventories. The updated register includes 178 heritage resources.
Inclusion on the Community Heritage Register provides eligibility for incentives under Part 15 of the Local Government Act.
Further information on the recent changes to the Heritage Register:
The following information is provided for a subset of the heritage recognized resources on the Community Heritage Register. Additional information will be included below as it becomes available.