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For details on supporting the North Shore Heritage Preservation Society, please click here. Membership is open to anyone interested in preserving historic and distinctive buildings in the area. The North Shore Heritage Preservation Society is registered as a not-for-profit society in British Columbia.

For details of the North Shore Heritage board, click here. To contact the society, please call 604-926-6096 or email

The North Shore Heritage Preservation Society was created in June 2005 from two groups: the North Shore Heritage Network and the Hodgson House Society. The North Shore Heritage Network was an online service launched in early 2005 by two North Vancouver homeowners, providing information on renovations, events and general heritage issues. The Hodgson House Society was created around the same time by a group of West Vancouver residents in a bid to save and restore the former home of early architect Hugh Hodgson as a public facility dedicated to the Craftsman style and the evolution of local architecture. While that effort failed the house had been shipped to Nanaimo, and was quickly sold to another buyer for renovation the group decided to press on and form a society to protect and preserve other heritage buildings. It joined forces with the North Shore Heritage Network, and the North Shore Heritage Preservation Society was born.

The society has a broad aim of inspiring, facilitating and promoting the restoration and preservation of historic and distinctive buildings. Its mandate involves educating and raising awareness in the community of merits of such buildings, and how they can embody a sense of history, serve to preserve qualities of craftsmanship, enhance the spirit and character of the community, and provide aesthetic pleasure. When they're gone, they're gone forever. 

Specifically, North Shore Heritage aims to (a) promote awareness through special events, such as lectures, workshops and open houses; (b) provide an information resource for residents of the North Shore and others; (c) monitor and provide community input to local government policy; and (d) act when buildings are under threat.

The society's email forum created an informal network of contacts among North Shore homeowners and others, for the free exchange of relevant information renovation questions, contractors and suppliers, tips/advice, historical research, and general information on events and developments. A list of suppliers and contractors that have worked on North Shore heritage home renovations is available through the email forum. 

You can also be kept up to date on local developments through the website's News page.

"The District of West Vancouver's Heritage Advisory Committee has reviewed this website, and believes that it is an excellent resource for homeowners, and anyone else with an interest in heritage. Given links to other heritage websites, it is a good primary source of information" Tom Wardell, Chair of West Vancouver council's Heritage Advisory Commission.

"The City of North Vancouver's Heritage Advisory Commission is pleased to endorse the efforts of David Pike and Gillian Welsh in establishing the North Shore Heritage Network and its website, and hope that it can lead to broader awareness of our community's history, and greater communication among heritage home enthusiasts throughout the region" Scott Peters, Chair of the City of North Vancouver Heritage Advisory Commission.

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