Imagine West End Waterfront

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West End Waterfront sunset view

The future is not something that just happens to us, but something we can create together.

Help the Vancouver Park Board and City of Vancouver imagine the future of the parks, beaches, and connections to and through the areas that make up the West End Waterfront, commonly known as English Bay, Sunset Beach Park and Beach Ave.

This stretch of shoreline is located on the unceded, ancestral, and traditional territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam Indian Band), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish Nation) and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh Nation) and represents a place of great cultural, spiritual and ecological significance.


Get Involved

We hope to shape the future of the West End Waterfront with you.

The future is not something that just happens to us, but something we can create together.

Help the Vancouver Park Board and City of Vancouver imagine the future of the parks, beaches, and connections to and through the areas that make up the West End Waterfront, commonly known as English Bay, Sunset Beach Park and Beach Ave.

This stretch of shoreline is located on the unceded, ancestral, and traditional territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam Indian Band), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish Nation) and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh Nation) and represents a place of great cultural, spiritual and ecological significance.


Get Involved

We hope to shape the future of the West End Waterfront with you.

Consultation has concluded
  • Planning the Future of the West End Waterfront

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    Plan Area

    The well-loved oceanfront beaches and parks, streets, sidewalks, and bike routes along English Bay and Sunset Beach from the Burrard Bridge to Stanley Park form the plan area. These spaces will see an increase in use from population growth, a continued rise in tourism, coupled with new and increasing pressures brought on by climate change and aging infrastructure.

    The final plan seeks to:

    • Support Vancouver’s commitment to Reconciliation and Decolonization
    • Improve neighbourhood connections and access to the area
    • Enhance the seawall experience
    • Address impacts from climate change and sea level rise to improve the resilience of the area
    • Restore shoreline habitats and support the ecological revitalization of the area
    • Upgrade services, facilities, and infrastructure to meet increased population demand
    • Enhance the park identity and how people experience the park


    The Park Board and City are working with the Musqueam Indian Band, Squamish Nation and Tsleil-Waututh Nation so that the plan deeply reflects how MST have always been and will continue to be hosts to visitors and newcomers to these lands and waters.

  • Project area

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    *Private residential buildings and private spaces are not part of the project scope.

  • Host a Community Conversation

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    Join us for a one-hour, interactive Community Conversation to learn more about the project and the issues it will be exploring, and to find out other ways to get involved.

    We will be hosting seven Community Conversations. The Community Conversations are open to anyone who wants to attend them.

    Separate Community Conversations can be hosted for community-based organizations working in the West End neighbourhood. .

    Please contact us directly if you or your community-based organization would like a separate session.

  • Community Advisory Group

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    The Community Advisory Group (CAG) will be engaged with throughout the process to provide input and feedback on the vision as it develops. The CAG will also support connections between the project team, stakeholder communities, and the broader public as part of the community engagement and design process for Imagine West End Waterfront.

    Representing West End community members, the group will also include members from across the City of Vancouver who visit the area, or who have an interest in the site and the project themes it will be exploring.

    Thank you to all those who submitted an application to be a member of the Imagine West End Waterfront Advisory Group.