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.

Did you know that Vancouver, unlike other major cities, doesn't have a plan for its waterfront?
In Vancouver, what issues do you think most require having a strong waterfront?
Without a waterfront plan, do you think Vancouver’s policies and plans will protect and enhance our water, adjacent lands and communities?
What would be a big, game-changing idea to improve our waterfront and put Vancouver on the map as a global leader?
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