Council has endorsed a number of initiatives, grant programs and policies in order to support the conservation of residential, commercial and institutional heritage buildings in the City of Vernon.
As part of the City’s heritage conservation efforts Council adopted a Heritage Register. The Heritage Register provides a comprehensive list of identified heritage sites, as well as Statements of Significance and an illustration for those sites with heritage plaques. The register identifies properties, which have been designated by bylaw as a municipal site, as well as, properties for which a Heritage Revitalization Agreement (HRA) Bylaw has been adopted and an associated heritage conservation covenant has been registered. The designated municipal heritage sites and those governed by a HRA are considered “protected heritage properties” as per provincial legislation.