Heritage Calgary

In 2019 we added 23 sites to the Inventory of Evaluated Historic Resources, five sites were designated as a Municipal Historic Resource and five sites were demolished.

We collaborated with the City of Calgary on a Historical Context Paper of Chinatown.

We offered a Jane’s Walk on Mid-Century Modern in Downtown West and a Stephen Ave Walking Tour during Historic Calgary Week.

Our Heritage Matters series returned with two events:

  • The How To’s of Heritage Conservation
  • The Warehouse District

The Inventory of Evaluated Historic Resources

The Inventory of Evaluated Historic Resources is the cornerstone of Heritage Calgary’s mission to identify, preserve, and promote. It is a comprehensive database that lists historic resources in Calgary, with extensive individualized research identifying each resource’s “significance.” The evaluation and recommendation of historic resources for placement on the Inventory is performed by Heritage Calgary’s Evaluation and Review Committee.

Heritage Calgary evaluates and adds heritage resources to the Inventory based on expert research, analysis, and City staff input. Potential sites are brought forward by the community, including partners such as the Calgary Heritage Initiative (CHI), City staff, property owners, and other interested parties. Evaluations are based on a rigorous framework and a set of predetermined criteria approved by City Council.

Heritage Matters
Heritage Matters is a series of talks exploring the diverse heritage of the people and places of Calgary, Treaty 7, and Métis Region 3.

Check our Calendar to find the next event

Historian in Residence
The Historian in Residence is a six-month paid residency that supports individual researchers working in any genre related to the social, cultural, and built history of Calgary, Treaty 7 and Métis Region 3.

They deliver programs and act as a mentor to historians, writers, and researchers, advising on research during individual consultations, and curate an exhibit at Central Library.
Shaun Hunter is the Historian in Residence from March to August 2020. Learn more about her work on our blog.

The Historian in Residence is presented in partnership with the Calgary Public Library.

Walking Tours
Heritage Calgary has several walking tours available for public and private events. If you are interested and looking for more information click the link below to send us your inquiry.

Contact us to book your walking tourAs we look at ways to engage the community please reach-out to us if you are interested in volunteering!

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Contact Info

Executive Director

Josh Traptow



More Info

78211 7691 RR0001

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