Heritage Week in BC – Metro Vancouver Events

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Heritage Week in BC is an annual event that celebrates and commemorates heritage across the province, taking place February 19 to 25, 2024. This year’s theme invites you to dig deeper into your community’s past and explore the many layers and stories that your unique community holds.

Heritage Week in BC

Communities across the province will participate by hosting events and activities that highlight the many layers of heritage that make up their communities.


“Diaper Hill” and Other Heritage ems of the Rupert-Renfrew Neighbourhood
Italian Cultural Centre (3075 Slocan Street, Vancouver)
Thursday, February 22, 2024 from 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Laura Saimoto, heritage activist and community historian, will give a lecture and lead a discussion on the Rupert-Renfrew neighbourhood of East Vancouver.

Walking Tour | Water, Muck, and Trains: The Shrinking Shoreline of False Creek
False Creek Vancouver
Saturday, February 24, 2024 from 10:00am to 12:00pm and 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Join Vancouver Heritage Foundation with John Atkin and learn something new about the many layers of the place you call home.

Places That Matter Community Fair
Heritage Hall (3102 Main Street, Vancouver)
Sunday, February 25, 2024 from 11:00am to 3:00pm
An all-ages community fair with door prizes, table displays, shopping, crafts, and scavenger hunt as you learn about the many stories and people that connect us to the places that matter in our communities.


Black History Month Celebration
Coquitlam Heritage at Mackin House (1116 Brunette Avenue, Coquitlam)
Saturday, February 24, 2024 from 12:00pm to 3:00pm
Celebrate Black History Month at Mackin House through food, stories, music, books, and art. 

The Shape of Our Memories Exhibit Opening Reception
Coquitlam heritage at Mackin House (1116 Brunette Ave, Coquitlam)
Sunday February 25, 2024 from 7:00pm to 8:30pm
This exhibit partners local artists with Coquitlam Heritage’s collection of artifacts to create new pieces of art. Enjoy new work from visual artists: Carl Baird, Faria Firoz, James Groening, Karl Hipol. And enjoy a musical performance by Kelsi James.

North Vancouver

Layer by Layer Treasure Hunt
Organized by: North Van Arts
February 19 to 25, 2024
Follow the clues along the North Shore Spirit Trail and explore the layered heritage of this place. Once the answers are found, enter the secret word to enter the North Shore Culture Contest.


TAIKEN: Generations of Resilience
Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre (6688 Southoaks Crescent, Burnaby)
February 20 to 24, 2024
Explore Japanese Canadian history and continuing heritage on the walls of the upper level at the Nikkei Centre.


Heritage Week at Steveston Tram
Steveston Tram (4011 Moncton Street, Richmond)
February 19 to 25, 2024
Travel back in time with a visit to Steveston Tram, at the entrance to the historic fishing village of Steveston. Discover the connections between the Interurban Tram system connecting this industrial village with the rest of its growing urban surroundings. 

Heritage Week at Britannia Shipyards NHS
Britannia Shipyards NHS (5180 Westwater Drive, Richmond)
February 20 to 25, 2024
Discover history in your own backyard with a visit to the Britannia Shipyards National Historic Site this Heritage Week 2024.


Heritage Week: Delta Archives & Gallery Tour
Douglas J. Husband Discovery Centre (4450 Clarence Taylor Crescent, Delta)
Wednesday, February 21, 2024 from 1:00pm to 1:30pm
Join the Delta Archives this Heritage Week and learn about the layered and complex history of Delta and its citizens through a joint archive and gallery tour. 

Heritage Week: Listen Up! An Oral History Listening Event
Douglas J. Husband Discovery Centre (4450 Clarence Taylor Crescent, Delta)
Thursday, February 22, 2024 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Delta’s Archives houses one of the largest collections of oral history interviews in the lower mainland and is rich with community members stories. 

Heritage Week: Quilting Squares with the Boundary Bay Quilters Guild
Douglas J. Husband Discovery Centre (4450 Clarence Taylor Crescent, Delta)
Saturday, February 24, 2024 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Members of the Boundary Bay Quilters Guild will be at the Discovery Centre with their sewing machines to help you make a quilt block. Visitors will be able to try their hand and perhaps discover the “Joy of Quilting” for themselves.

Heritage Week: Delta Treasures Viewing
North Delta Centre for the Arts (11425 84 Avenue, Delta)
Sunday, February 25, 2024 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Learn more about Delta’s storied history with a viewing of our Delta Treasures videos and a Delta specific documentary. These videos highlight important stories and artefacts that are important to Delta’s history and community members.

Follow the events calendar where new activities are being added regularly. Take some time this week to learn something new about the many “layers”of the place you call home.

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