Welcome to the Roedde family’s home. Gustav and Matilda Roedde settled in Vancouver, British Columbia in 1888. He became Vancouver’s first bookbinder while working for the News Herald Newspaper. In 1890 Gustav opened the his own bookbinding business as G.A Roedde Bookbinders and by 1893 was successful enough to afford to build a house in the new West End neighbourhood. Roedde House, design attributed to famed architect Francis Rattenbury, is a City of Vancouver-designated Class A Heritage House.

Since 1990, the Roedde House Preservation Society has taken painstaking care to restore and furnish the house to reflect the ambience of late Victorian family life. Feel free to walk into every room; you will even be invited to touch some artefacts. Come in and experience life in the late 19th century for yourself.

While in the neighbourhood, stroll through the peaceful, leafy Barclay Heritage Square, sit in the gazebo or on one of the many benches, and take in the sights of Roedde House and its neighbours, such as Barclay Manor and the Diamond Centre (1895).

Featured Events

Annual General Meeting of the Roedde House Preservation Society. - Tuesday 20 March 2018, 07:00pm - 08:00pm

Classical Concert - Where Truest Pleasure Is with Fabiana Katz & Stephen Smith - Sunday April 8, 2018 4:00 PM

Jazz Concert - Thursday April 12, 2018 7:00 PM

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1415 Barclay Street, Vancouver BC V6G 1J6

Phone: 604.684.7040 

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Hours - September to May

Mondays - Closed

Tuesdays to Friday: 1 PM to 4 PM

Saturdays - Closed

Sundays: 1 PM to 4 PM

Please plan to arrive no later than 3:15pm to fully enjoy Sunday Tea & Tour.

Summer Hours -  June to August

Monday - Closed

Tuesday to Saturday: 11 AM  to 4 PM

Sundays: 1 PM to 4 PM

Please plan to arrive no later than 3:15pm to fully enjoy Sunday Tea & Tour.


Guided Tour: $5.00

Tea and Tour (Sundays): $8.00

Children under 5: No Charge

Cash only please. No credit or debit cards.


Limited street parking is available on Robson and in the West End. Parking spots are scarce in the neighbourhood, so give yourself some extra time or use public transportation. (Closest Skytrain station: Burrard.

We are on the #5 Robson bus route).

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