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.


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


increase in container ship traffic between 2006 and 2016.


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.


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



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Download the Snapshot report.

Learn more about the Waterfront Initiative and
the Georgia Strait Alliance