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Protecting and managing Calgary’s historic resources

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Heritage Planning

Protecting and managing Calgary’s historic resources

Highlighted Inventory sites


Heritage planning at The City of Calgary

Heritage Planning is a business unit in the Planning & Development department. It creates policy to protect and manage Calgary’s historic resources. Heritage Planning works with the Calgary Heritage Authority, which evaluates and adds sites to the Inventory of Evaluated Historic Resources.

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Lion Awards 2018

The biennial Calgary Heritage Authority Lion Awa​rds recognize individuals and organizations who have undertaken initiatives, of any scale, in support of heritage conservation in Calgary. The awards ceremony was held on Aug. 2, 2018 and 2018 Lion Award winners have been posted. Find out more at Calgary Heritage Authority Lion Awards.​

Calgary Heritage Authority

The Calgary Heritage Authority (CHA) is a Civic Partner that evaluates potential heritage sites, maintains the Inventory of Evaluated Historic Resources, and promotes public awareness of Calgary's heritage. Information on evaluations can be found on the Calgary Heritage Authority website, and the full Evaluation System Handbook is available for viewing and download. The CHA provides Council with expertise regarding heritage resources and promotes public awareness of Calgary's history, including hosting Calgary's biennial Lion Awards and operating the Heritage Plaque Program

Since 1992, the CHA and its predecessors have been placing plaques to recognize important heritage sites and allow Calgarians to learn about our heritage resources.

This plaque program is open to all Calgarians who have a property listed on the Inventory of Evaluated Historic Resources or have a historic designation for their property.