The popular tour of Vancouver's historical homes returns for its 15th run this June
Celebrating its 15th year in the city, the ever-popular Vancouver Heritage House Tour returns to town on Sunday June 4th from 10 am to 5 pm. The self-guided tour explores nine different historic Vancouver homes, each with their own unique backstory and quirky charm. From quaint working family homes to large, luxurious estates, the one-day Heritage House tour gives participants a unique look into Vancouver's roots and architectural history.
The city's sustainability efforts are also highlighted on the tour. One home in particular has been renovated and restored with a recycled rubber roof, high efficiency energy systems and a beehive in an effort to maintain the local bee population. The Vancouver Heritage Foundation is offering partipicants an opportunity to sit in on a lecture with Conservation Architect Mark Thompson Brandt, who will discuss the "greening" of Vancouver's heritage buildings and the role they play in sustainable cities. Scroll down for a sneak preview of the homes featured on this year's tour.
The 6,000 square foot First Shaughnessy mansion, showcasing Tudor Revival architecture
This lovely west side home is a great example of 1930's Storybook architecture
The sustainably restored Heritage Home on this year's tour
The interior of the First Shaughnessy mansion
The interior of the Walter and Mary Chan house