Three bridges and a light rapid transit line across the Fraser River make Marpole a bustling gateway to Vancouver from the south and from the city's international airport. The area has a mix of residential housing, including low-rise apartments, and several major commercial streets, including shopping along Granville Street. Marpole slopes south from Oakridge into the Fraser River.

This area has a community plan underway:

Initiatives in Marpole

Marpole street scene

Marpole Community Plan

Marpole is one of the city's oldest communities, and the one visitors see first when entering from the south. Because demand for new development is growing in Marpole, City staff completed an official plan to ensure that future growth meets the needs of the community.

Shannon Mews Park looking south

Shannon Mews Park

A new 0.285 hectare park is part of the redevelopment of Shannon Mews. The park will feature heritage elements, native landscaping, and a natural playground.

The Pearson Dogwood site

Pearson Dogwood Lands Policy Planning Program

The City of Vancouver and Vancouver Coastal Health are discussing renewal and expansion plans for the George Pearson Centre and Dogwood Lodge site.


Turning streets into mini-parks

This pilot project will explore the possibility of converting small portions of lightly used road into accessible mini-parks, as a cost-effective way of bringing green space to where it is needed most, and improving the quality of life for you and your neighbours.

Events in Marpole

Cambie Corridor Phase 3 Launch Event

Sat, May 23, 10:00am–2:00pm

Cambie Corridor Phase 3 Launch Event

Thu, May 28, 5:30pm–9:30pm

Cambie Corridor Phase 3 Launch Event

Thu, Jun 4, 5:30pm–9:30pm

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News in Marpole

Community Garden

An update on Arbutus corridor area gardens

Aug 20, 2014 – Learn what the City is doing about CP's decision to remove gardens from their property along the Arbutus corridor, and find out what you can do if your garden is affected.

Renfrew Ravine Park

Earth Day celebrations in Vancouver parks

Apr 22, 2014 – Celebrate Earth Day with activities in several parks across the city on April 22, 26, and 27. Activities include a park cleanup, invasive-plant removal, tree planting, geocaching, habitat restoration, an educational walk, and family entertainment.

Cars parked on street

Marine Drive and Oakridge parking permits expire October 31

Oct 01, 2013 – Remember to renew your annual residential parking permit. Renew online or in person at City Hall starting October 1.

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Last modified: Fri, 24 Aug 2012 10:32:24