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


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

Art in the City - Opening Gala 

Fri, May 2, 7:00pm–9:00pm

Art in the City 

Sat, May 3, 10:00am–5:00pm

Herons to Hummingbirds bird walk

Sat, May 3, 11:00am–12:30pm

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News in West End

Burrard Bridge

Road closures along Burrard Street and Burrard Bridge: Easter weekend

Apr 17, 2014 – This weekend, the Burrard Bridge and Burrard Street will be closed from 1st Avenue to Pacific Boulevard from 3:00am to 12noon. Cornwall Avenue between Burrard and Cypress will be closed all day Friday and Saturday.

Blue heron photo © Michael Schmidt

Pacific great blue herons return to Stanley Park after successful 2013 season

Mar 10, 2014 – The Pacific great blue herons have returned to their current nest site in Stanley Park for the 14th consecutive year. They began arriving in the past week to the trees that tower above the Park Board's Administrative Offices and the tennis courts.

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.

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