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Heritage Planning

Heritage Planning

Protecting and managing Calgary’s historic resources

Heritage Plannin​g at The City of Calga​ry

Heritage Planning is a specialized part of City Wide Policy, focused on achieving the goals of the Calgary Heritage Strategy and Municipal Development Plan. Where sites of historical significance have been identified by Heritage Calgary or other formal evaluation, Heritage Planning works with property owners to provide information, application review and policy support for conservation. They also offer a grant program and other community-specific benefits to eligible owners willing to legally protect their sites under the Historical Resources Act of Alberta.

Heritage Planning’s work with privately-owned property is part of The City’s overall approach to conserving our heritage. This includes the management of public heritage buildings through Facility Management and cultural landscapes through Calgary Parks.


The City is undergoing a Council-directed review of available heritage conservation policy tools and financial incentives. To learn more about this project please visit the heritage conservation incentives and programs web page.

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Heritage Calgary

Heritage Calgary is a charitable Civic Partner of The City of Calgary, with a mission to identify, preserve, and promote Calgary's diverse heritage for future generations. We believe that through research, education, and preservation we can be the voice of heritage for Calgarians, working together to keep the stories alive that connect and enrich this city, for today and tomorrow.

Heritage Calgary maintains the Inventory of Evaluated Historic Resources and advises City Council on heritage matters. We offer a variety of programs and services, such as the Lion Awards​, the Heritage Plaque Program, Heritage Matters, and Heritage Walking Tours.

Lion Awards 2018

The biennial Heritage Calgary Lion Awards 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 Heritage Calgary Lion Awards.

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