Planning the Future of the West End Waterfront

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.

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