Northeast False Creek from the air

The future of Northeast False Creek

Get involved

Participate in events and give your feedback to help us create an area plan for Northeast False Creek.

In 2015, City Council chose to move forward with a plan to replace the viaducts with a more resilient and connected street network. The decision is dependent on a new area plan for Northeast False Creek.

Replacing the viaducts is a self-funding solution with many public benefits including a larger Creekside Park and an improved transportation network that replaces vulnerable infrastructure.

Draft plan summary

The Northeast False Creek Area Plan is a transformative project that will result in one of Vancouver’s most significant city-building opportunities in a generation.

As the last remaining piece of large undeveloped land in the downtown along the False Creek waterfront, Northeast False Creek provides an opportunity to:

  • Embrace the rich culture and history of the area, local assets, and access to water
  • Create a new vibrant and resilient community that represents a step forward in city-building

Streetscape design

The Georgia and Dunsmuir viaducts will be replaced with a new street network built at ground-level.

Area planning

Learn about key considerations for housing, amenities, arts, culture, play, work, and sustainability. View a map of property development.

Park design

The Creekside Park extension will be a destination for everyone and existing parks in Northeast False Creek will be renewed.

Rezoning and development

Read the development proposals, which carry out the area plan through site-specific rezonings.


Navigate a timeline of Northeast False Creek and its history of cultural gatherings, major events, industry, and city development.

Before and after map

Slide the arrows to compare Northeast False Creek with and without the viaducts, and see the proposed complete street network without the viaducts. 

Northeast False Creek before diagram - with the viaducts Northeast False Creek after diagram - without the viaducts

Key documents

Below are the most recent and relevant planning documents. Visit our get involved page for all related planning documents and engagement summaries. 

Northeast False Creek draft area plan (16.24 MB)

Read the Northeast False Creek Area Plan which will act as a framework for guiding new growth and development in NEFC.

Park design stage two concept report (9.37 MB)

Read about the draft park design concept.

NEFC engagement summary report (15.21 MB)

Read a summary of feedback gathered during phase one of the planning process (September 2016 to January 2017).

Northeast False Creek Area Profile (10.89 MB)

Read the Northeast False Creek area profile.

Northeast False Creek Emerging Directions (7.09 MB)

Read about our progress and our public consultation to date. The emerging directions will continue to evolve through the planning process.

Documents and studies

View the policies, strategies, studies, and public feedback that have shaped Northeast False Creek.

Our guiding principles

  1. Reconnect the historic communities and the False Creek waterfront.
  2. Expand parks and open space.
  3. Repair the urban fabric.
  4. Explore housing development and place-making opportunities on the City blocks.
  5. Create a vibrant waterfront district.
  6. Increase efficiency of the street network.
  7. Improve connectivity between Downtown, Northeast False Creek, and the waterfront.
  8. Enhanced pedestrian and cyclist movement.
  9. Develop a fiscally responsible approach.
  10. Engage residents and stakeholders in a meaningful way.
  11. Strengthen the festival and entertainment function of the area.

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Northeast False Creek draft area planGet involvedStreetscape designArea planningPark designRezoning and developmentHistoryDocuments and studiesCreekside ParkParks and open spaces videoNEFC engagement summary reportNortheast False Creek Emerging DirectionsNortheast False Creek Area Profile