Aerial view of False Creek South and Downtown

False Creek South

False Creek South is one of Vancouver’s pioneering waterfront communities. It is a highly liveable and walkable inner-city neighbourhood with a unique mix of land uses, housing types and tenures, transportation options, urban character, and amenities.

The City of Vancouver, through its Property Endowment Fund, owns 80% of the land in False Creek South. The rest is owned by other levels of government, the Squamish First Nation, or private owners. When the neighbourhood was first built in the 1970s and 1980s, much of the City-owned land was leased to tenants via 60-year ground leases. Most of these leases expire between 2036 and 2046.

Current projects about planning, housing, and land governance

Neighbourhood planning program

We're working on a neighbourhood planning program to guide long-term growth, and developing a resident protection and retention plan.

Leases on City land

We're addressing end-of-lease issues with strata lot leases and exploring models for co-op and non-market housing leases on City-owned land.

As well, we're evaluating options for long-term land governance of City-owned land.

What's happening on these projects

Community office hours

Housing Planners are available to answer questions and receive your feedback on the discussion guide for the draft Resident Protection and Retention Plan during community office hours below.

Dates and times:

Tuesday, November 21, 3:00pm to 7:00pm
Wednesday, November 22, 2:00pm to 6:00pm
Thursday, November 23, 8:00am to 12:00pm
Saturday, November 25, 10:00am to 12:00pm
Sunday, November 26, 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Tuesday, November 28, 3:00pm to 6:30pm
Friday, December 1, 9:00am to 1:00pm

Location: False Creek Co-op's Western Meeting Room (711 Millyard)  

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Neighbourhood planning program

We are hosting walking tours and a series of themed workshops to inform the first phase of the planning program and focus on developing a vision and community-wide planning principles.

Register to secure your place at these events.

Walking tours

Saturday, November 25, 9:30am - 11:30am
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Workshop series

History and context
Saturday, November 25, 1:00pm- 4:00pm
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Saturday, December 2, 9:30am - 12:30pm
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Public realm and open space

Date: Wednesday, January 10 , 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: Creekside Community Centre, 1 Athletes Way


Date: Saturday, January 13, 9:30am - 12:30pm
Location: False Creek Elementary School, 900 School Green


Date: Wednesday, January 24, 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: Creekside Community Centre, 1 Athletes Way

Character and urban design

Date: Saturday, February 3, 3:30pm - 6:30pm
Location: False Creek Community Centre, 1318 Cartwright Street

Past updates

November 2017

False Creek South Planning Advisory Group

Interested people were asked to apply to be part of the False Creek South Planning Advisory Group. Members from a diverse range of perspectives will facilitate communication and provide input on the neighbourhood planning process.

Applications closed at 4:00pm on Thursday, November 2, 2017. Thank you to all of those who applied.

Panel discussion and mix-and-mingle

We invited the public to celebrate the past and look forward to the future of False Creek South with our panel of expert speakers.

Leases on City landNeighbourhood planning program