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.


  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    The Cambie Corridor is growing and so are the demands on its drainage and sewer utilities, parks, and public spaces.

    Densification and climate change will add significant pressure to the drainage system that is at or beyond capacity. To provide critical infrastructure for the neighbourhood, the Alberta Street Blue Green System & Columbia Park Renewal Project will explore innovative ways to provide drainage capacity, enhance community amenities, promote active transportation and increase climate resiliency.

    The City is proposing a blue green system along Alberta Street and West 43rd Avenue, which will improve rainwater management and act as an ecological corridor connecting to an enhanced Columbia Park. There are many ways this project could look and function, and we are looking for your input on what’s important for the final design.

    For additional background on the project, see the information boards from Phase 1.

    In the first public survey for the project, we confirmed the project goals and gathered information on how people use Columbia Park, Alberta Street, and West 43rd Avenue, and what improvements they would most like to see. You can review the results from the first round of engagement.


    Round 2 Survey

    This second public survey explores three concept options for Alberta Street and Columbia Park and asks you about your priorities and preferences. We want to better understand your views on the trade-offs, given the limited space and multiple goals we are trying to achieve. Your feedback will help inform the design of a preferred concept option, which will be shared with the public for feedback in Spring 2023.

    The survey is open from May 18 to June 8, 2022. Paper copies are available on request, and can be submitted by mail.

    Before you complete the survey, please review the information on the concept options.

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  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    We are seeking your feedback on the Alberta St Blue Green System and Columbia Park renewal project. We’re currently at the visioning stage of this project and welcome your ideas and feedback. 

    With the Cambie Corridor growing, so are the demands on its drainage and sewer systems, parks, streets, and public spaces. To provide critical servicing for the neighbourhood, the Alberta St Blue Green System and Columbia Park Renewal Project will explore innovative ways to enable growth while responding to the impact of climate change on our sewer and drainage systems.

    With this feedback, we will  develop a number of conceptual design options for Alberta St, West 43rd Ave and Columbia Park to meet the drainage and sewer servicing needs for the growing Cambie Corridor neighbourhood. The proposed concept designs will also include ideas to improve the park and make space for nature and for people getting around by walking, biking, and rolling.

    Please take a few minutes to fill out this survey to let us know what you value in your neighbourhood and help us shape the vision of the Alberta St Blue Green System and Columbia Park Renewal. Note that all questions are optional, you may skip any you do not wish to answer. If needed, you can review the project information boards as you complete the survey, click here to view the information boards. 

    The survey is active from September 23, 2021 to October 21, 2021.

    Survey has concluded
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