08/31/2012 01:36 EDT

Vancouver Heritage Buildings

City of Vancouver

One of the more common complaints you hear about Vancouver is that it doesn't preserve its heritage buildings.

That has to do with a lot of things. Our climate, for example, doesn't necessitate the construction of brick and concrete structures that last over decades.

And then, of course, there's the little matter of that earthquake the city has been waiting on for years.

Complaints persist, but there have been many attempts to preserve Vancouver heritage buildings regardless. Here's a few Vancouver buildings that have survived through the ages.

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