Waterfront Initiative

Vancouver needs a comprehensive waterfront plan to protect its waters, adjacent lands, and the people who rely on them.

Pressures from urbanization, pollution, and population are putting our shoreline at risk.

15%

of waterfront lands zoned exclusively for industrial use were rezoned for residential or mixed-uses between 1990 and 2016

18%

increase in container ship traffic between 2006 and 2016.

67%

increase in population living in floodable areas between 2006 and 2016.

Despite the water playing such a significant role in our economy, culture, and well being, Vancouver doesn’t have a waterfront plan.

The Georgia Strait Alliance's Waterfront Initiative is a stakeholder-driven network of 200 groups dedicated to defining a common agenda that paves the way to build a prosperous and resilient waterfront.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Join us for a lively, stakeholder-driven dialogue as we
crowdsource issues, challenges, and solutions for our waterfront.

Transportation

Livability

Access to Nature

Ecosystems

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Download the Waterfront Initiative report.

Download the Snapshot report.

Learn more about the Waterfront Initiative and
the Georgia Strait Alliance