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Play and work: Northeast False Creek

A destination to eat, drink, shop, and connect

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Participate in events, online surveys, and provide feedback to help us create an area plan for Northeast False Creek.

Vancouver is celebrated in the international ranks of liveability and tourism as a great place to live, visit, and host international events like the World Cup, Rugby 7s, or BMO Marathon.

On average in 2015, more than 9,000 people daily visited local venues like BC Place, Rogers Arena, the Plaza of Nations, and Science World.

Northeast False Creek has the potential to be a major player in new job space that will help meet economic growth objectives and support the local economy. Streets like Main, Abbott, and Beatty will play important roles as local shopping streets that provide local services, restaurants, and nightlife opportunities.

Key documents

Priorities and features

Additional job space

Additional job space

New development will integrate a mix of job space including offices, a hotel, shops, and restaurants.

The area is expected to include 1.8 million square feet of non-residential uses to meet the objectives of the Metro Core Jobs and Economy Land Use Plan PDF file (2.2 MB).

New job space will be close to transit, amenities, restaurants, shops, and homes, and will support the neighbourhood and visitors coming to enjoy events at venues in the area. 

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Accommodating large events

Accommodating large events

Spaces like the proposed Georgia Wharf and extended Creekside Park will be designed with flexibility in mind to accommodate a diversity of large-scale events like marathons and festivals.

The existing BC Place and Rogers Arena host significant events that will be supported by amenities in the new neighbourhood. 

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Active waterfront

Active waterfront

We are considering a wharf at the end of Georgia Street to create a destination public space that connects Downtown to the waterfront.

We envision the wharf with patios, public art installations, and other casual seating areas that will be active all day and into the evenings.

The new space would be built to accommodate gatherings of people for events and impromptu celebrations. It would offer easy access to board ferries in False Creek, launch kayaks and paddle boards, and play other water sports.

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Places for play and work

 

Northeast False Creek: Play and work

By City of Vancouver

 

  • Georgia Wharf

    By City of Vancouver

    The proposed Georgia Wharf will have patios, public art installations, and other casual seating areas that will be active all day and into the evenings. The new space would be built to accommodate gatherings of people for events and impromptu celebrations.

  • Abbott Street and Pat Quinn Way

    By City of Vancouver

    Abbott Street and Pat Quinn Way will continue their role as a retail and restaurant high street in the area.

  • Main Street

    By City of Vancouver

    By removing the viaducts, we will reconnect Main Street and re-purpose two adjacent City-owned blocks for residential buildings with ground-level shops and restaurants.

  • Beatty Street

    By City of Vancouver

    Beatty St is a key part of Crosstown today will continue to flourish with night life and provide job space.

  • Georgia Ramp

    By City of Vancouver

    The Georgia St Ramp will extend from Citadel Parade to Pacific Street and complete our city’s ceremonial street to reach from Lost Lagoon in Stanley Park to the Crosstown Waterfront.

  • BC Place

    By City of Vancouver

    BC Place continues to host large international and local sports events like the 2010 Olympic Games, 2014 Grey Cup, 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup, World Rugby Sevens 2015-2016 series, Whitecaps soccer, and BC Lions football.

  • Rogers Arena

    By City of Vancouver

    Rogers Arena is regularly filled with people watching Vancouver Canucks hockey and big music concerts.

  • Plaza of Nations

    By City of Vancouver

    Plaza of Nations is a glass conference centre built for Expo 86 with a outdoor stage and a 430-seat indoor theatre. The owners, Canadian Metropolitan Properties Corp, have made a rezoning application for this site.

  • Science World

    By City of Vancouver

    The geodesic dome is one of Vancouver's leading attractions, and a key educational and cultural facility. Science World was designed by legendary architect Buckminster Fuller.

  • Creekside Park

    By City of Vancouver

    The future Creekside Park will be built to accommodate events large and small, as well as places for passive observing.

Documents and studies

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