The InterSpiritual Centre began as an inspired idea by the InterSpiritual Centre Society of Vancouver to create one shared house—a symbolic and tangible centre for many expressions of worship, learning and action. The project united 13 different faith groups of diverse traditions, religions and faiths in a common vision of shared sacred space to build peace and cooperation through genuine exploration and mutual honouring of spiritual traditions.
In a strong demonstration of support, Vancouver City Council formally adopted the InterSpiritual Centre into the Official Development Plan for the Southeast False Creek Neighbourhood.
The goal and hope was to identify potential development partners to fund the construction of the 3,065 square metre project in exchange for density bonuses. To date, planning and discussions initiatives have not yet identified a partner for the project.