Alberta St Blue Green System and Columbia Park Renewal

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This photo of a rain garden next to a bike lane near Sunset Park is an example of what could be propose

We want to hear your ideas for a proposed blue green system along Alberta St and West 43rd Ave, as well as for the renewal of Columbia Park.

Cambie Corridor is growing and so are the demands on its drainage and sewer systems, parks, and public spaces. To provide critical drainage services, park spaces, and transportation options for the neighbourhood, the Alberta Street Blue Green System & Columbia Park Renewal Project will explore innovative ways to make changes to Columbia Park, Alberta Street, and 43rd Avenue to meet our project principles.

Project Principles:

We want to hear your ideas for a proposed blue green system along Alberta St and West 43rd Ave, as well as for the renewal of Columbia Park.

Cambie Corridor is growing and so are the demands on its drainage and sewer systems, parks, and public spaces. To provide critical drainage services, park spaces, and transportation options for the neighbourhood, the Alberta Street Blue Green System & Columbia Park Renewal Project will explore innovative ways to make changes to Columbia Park, Alberta Street, and 43rd Avenue to meet our project principles.

Project Principles:

  • Create a thriving urban ecosystem
  • Respect and celebrate water
  • Support a vibrant, active community
  • Maximize public open spaces

Blue green system on Alberta Street

Alberta Street (from West 37th Avenue to 45th Avenue) will be a park-like street, or blue green system, that provides a connection for people and urban wildlife between Queen Elizabeth Park and Columbia Park.

A blue green system is a network of connected park-like streets that manage water and land in a way that is inspired by nature and designed to replicate natural functions and provide ecosystem services. Learn more in our post on the important drainage functions of blue green systems.

Renewal of Columbia Park

Columbia Park is an important part of the Alberta Street blue green system and a key public benefit priority for the Cambie Corridor Plan. Improvements are required to meet the current and future needs of this growing community, including updating aging amenities, expanding uses, and creating more welcoming park spaces. By including space for green rainwater infrastructure, the park can continue to support a variety of uses while providing benefits of increased biodiversity, enhanced habitat, and greater access to nature in the park.

How can you get involved

1. Review the information boards from Phase 1 and Phase 2 engagement and our consultation summary report from Phase 1.

2. Sign up with your email address to receive project updates and notices about future opportunities to have your say.


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Alberta St and Columbia Park community mapping

3 months


Use this map to tell us what makes this neighbourhood unique. Share pictures, stories and your experience of:


Biodiversity: What kind of birds, insects, and animals do you often see in your neighbourhood? We will use this information to help us decide what plants to use to enhance biodiversity.

Streets: What delights you about travelling around your neighbourhood currently? Are there areas that can be improved to provide a safe and comfortable experience for people walking, cycling, rolling, or driving in the neighbourhood?

Special places: What are some of the special things about your neighbourhood?  

Opportunities: What ideas do you have for improvements to Alberta St, West 43rd Ave, and Columbia Park?

Rainwater: How do you experience and connect with rainwater in the area?

CLOSED: This map consultation has concluded.
Page last updated: 20 Jun 2022, 02:27 PM