Heritage Awards

Congrautlations to the 2024 Heritage Award Recipients, The James Residence (532 E 10th Street) and St. Andrew’s Church (1140 Saint Georges Avenue). Learn more in the City's Info Bulletin.

Celebrating heritage conservation in the City.

Every two years, the City holds the Heritage Awards to celebrate the accomplishments of individuals, organizations, and businesses that have made a significant effort to support heritage conservation in the community. 

Heritage is an expression of the ways of living developed by a community and passed on from generation to generation. The Heritage Awards acknowledge and celebrate the many facets of heritage in the City including tangible heritage—including buildings and landscapes—and intangible heritage—including cultural practices, stories, traditions, and knowledge. 

The next Heritage Awards are in 2024. Nominations for these awards are closed, and submissions are being reviewed. Selected recipients will be presented with an award by City Council at a regular Council Meeting in 2024. 

There are four main categories for the Heritage Awards:

    Residential Conservation: Honouring the outstanding restoration or adaptive reuse of a residential heritage building on the City’s Heritage Register or its historic landscaping.

    Commercial Conservation: Honouring the outstanding restoration or adaptive reuse of a commercial heritage building on the City’s Heritage Register.

    Heritage Project Recognition: Honouring the retention and/or enhancement of heritage resources through the re-introduction of original materials or elements or other conservation methods. This may apply to buildings and structures not currently listed on the City’s Heritage Register, as well as landscapes and natural features, cultural practices and other intangible heritage.

    Heritage Awareness: Honouring an individual or organization for outstanding community achievement in support of heritage conservation. Examples of eligible projects include  literature, art and volunteerism. 

Nomination & Selection Process

To make a nomination, fill out the Heritage Award Nomination form and submit it by the deadline. Multiple submissions are accepted.  

Submit completed nomination forms by the deadline by one of the following methods:

  • Email planning@cnv.org;
  • Drop off in person at City Hall or in one of the 24-hour drop boxes outside City Hall; or
  • Mail to City Hall
      Heritage Awards
      Planning and Development
      City of North Vancouver
      141 West 14th Street
      North Vancouver, BC V7M 1H9

The City’s Heritage Advisory Commission will review eligible submissions. The selected recipients will be presented with an award by City Council at a regular Council meeting.

Past Award Recipients

Four Heritage Awards were given in 2024:

Residential Conservation

  • The James Residence, 532 East 10th Street. Built in 1907, the James Residence is associated with the early period of rapid growth during the Edwardian era. In 1924, it was moved next door where it came to be known as the “Copper Cottage” due to its exterior paint colour in the 1980’s – 2010’s. In 2020, to save it from demolition, the house was again relocated to its current location where it has been meticulously renovated and restored.

Heritage Project Recognition

  • St. Andrew’s United Church, 1140 Saint Georges Avenue. Designed in 1912 by architects Alexander & Brown, the church is valued as an excellent example of the Gothic Revival style. The interior of the church remains in substantially original condition with its cantilevered balcony, panelled wainscoting, lath and plaster walls, vaulted ceilings and brackets with trefoil cutouts. In 2022, extensive exterior restoration of wood elements was completed, including doors, shingles, bell tower louvres and window detailing.

Previous Heritage Awards

Contact Info

Planning Division
Tel: 604-983-7375
Email: planning@cnv.org

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