Downtown

Downtown

Downtown is Vancouver's primary business district, houses many arts, entertainment, and sports venues, and is close to several vibrant residential communities. A peninsula, Downtown is bounded by Burrard Inlet on the north, False Creek and the popular district of Yaletown to the south. The West End neighbourhood and world-famous Stanley Park are to the west, and the popular historic districts of Gastown, Chinatown, and Strathcona are to the east.

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News in Downtown

Burrard Bridge

Road construction along Burrard Street and Burrard Bridge: April 11 - 21

Apr 11, 2014 – Drivers and road users should avoid the Burrard Bridge and Burrard Street from Robson Street to 1st Avenue from April 11 to 21.

Burrard Bridge

Burrard Bridge safety and structural improvements

Feb 28, 2014 – The 81-year-old Burrard Bridge is undergoing safety and structural repairs. Starting March 3, 2014, vehicle lanes will be reduced from four to three, with one lane southbound and two lanes northbound.

Burrard Cornwall Intersection

Construction scheduled for Burrard and Cornwall

Aug 21, 2013 – Construction will begin August 26 at the Burrard and Cornwall intersection, at the south end of the Burrard Bridge, to simplify the intersection and improve safety for all users.

Events in Downtown

Hippity Hop Hippity Hop Easter event

Thu, Apr 17, 5:00pm–7:00pm

ETERNAL LIGHT Mozart & Lauridsen 

Fri, Apr 18, 8:00pm–10:00pm

View all Downtown events

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Help shape your neighbourhood

Tell us what matters to you and the future of your neighbourhood. Engage us. Ask tough questions. The City is listening. By showing you care, we are all better off for it.

Share your thoughts on these following plans and projects. Get involved early and often.

Learn more about the community plan

Aerial view of Woodwards building in DTES

DTES local area plan

Creating a vision and plan for the Downtown Eastside that focusing on ways to improve the lives of low-income DTES residents and community members. Learn more about the local area plan, and find out how to get involved.

Be a community hero

Let's live, work, and prosper together. Volunteer your time to help others. Make a donation. Apply for grants to support the arts and environment, and address social issues. You can even suggest a name for a local street or City property that celebrate other community heroes.

Have a great idea or plan to strengthen the people, environment and opportunities in your community? Tell us about it by phoning 3-1-1. We're glad to hear from you.

 

Make a difference

Volunteering

Volunteering with the City or Park Board is a rewarding way to gain experience, meet new people, and learn new skills. Check out all of our volunteer opportunities.

Support your favourite resource

Donating

The City of Vancouver accepts donations of artwork, money, archival records, and more. Support your favourite cause by making a generous donation today.

Strengthen and build where you live

Grants and awards

View information on grants and funding for arts and culture, strong communities, and sustainability. Find awards that recognize our city's excellence in arts, culture, and civic engagement.

Enrich your neighbourhood identity

How City assets are named

How you can get involved with naming facilities, streets, and more in Vancouver.

Last modified: Fri, 28 Jun 2013 17:15:34