West End

West End

The West End lies west of Downtown, and, on three sides, is bounded by water: English Bay, Coal Harbour, and Lost Lagoon in world-famous Stanley Park. Recreational amenities are within walking distance for residents of this high-density area. The West End includes Davie Village – traditionally a hub for the city's gay community – and Denman Street, which together provide local shopping and restaurants. This area also has high-end retail on Robson Street.

This area has a community plan completed in late 2013.

Initiatives in the West End

West End community plan

West End community plan

City staff have created the West End community plan to ensure that future growth in the West End meets the needs of the community. Learn more about the plan.

Illustration of proposed Comox Helmcken Greenway

Comox-Helmcken

The Comox-Helmcken Greenway will provide an important east-west connection through Downtown from False Creek to Stanley Park and will be developed in two phases.

Events in West End

5,000,000 visitors and counting

Sun, Sep 21, 12:00pm–3:00pm

Connecting the Ends: Free services

Tue, Oct 14, 10:00am–3:00pm

Screening: Reflected Light

Wed, Oct 15, 7:00pm

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News in West End

Second Beach Pool with a black mesh windbreak

Windbreaks at outdoor pools save money, and reduce goosebumps

Aug 13, 2014 – Learn how an energy conservation initiative at Kitsilano Pool and Second Beach Pool in Stanley Park has significantly reduced greenhouse emissions.

Chickadee © Jay Black

Celebrate birds during Vancouver Bird Week 2014

Apr 25, 2014 – Learn about opportunities to celebrate Vancouver Bird Week May 3-10. From bird nerd to bird curious, there are events for people of all ages.

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.

The City of Vancouver is a proud sponsor of these community organizations and events:

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Growing more local food for healthier communities

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Arts and culture activities are part of a thriving community

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Last modified: Tue, 18 Mar 2014 14:58:59

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