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False Creek Flats

False Creek Flats

The False Creek Flats is a major job centre in Vancouver with a critical role in our local and regional economy’s future.

About 8,000 people work at over 600 diverse businesses in the Flats, an area of over 450 acres that's less than one kilometer to downtown and the port.

Many of our city’s residential neighbourhoods, as well as downtown retail and service industry, rely on many of these businesses for waste management, digital media, clean technology, transportation, food services, and more. 

False Creek Flats Planning Program

False Creek Flats Open House

False Creek Flats

We’re creating a plan with the Vancouver Economic Commission to help the Flats flourish as a more productive, sustainable, and connected area of our city.

Initiatives in False Creek Flats

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Eastern Core Strategy

The Eastern Core Strategy will transform the Eastern Core - False Creek Flats - into a sustainable green enterprise zone by reconnecting the area to surrounding communities.

Great Northern Way campus lands structure aerial photo

Great Northern Way

The Great Northern Way structure planning project aims to transform the area into a thriving cultural and artistic district.

The new St. Paul’s Hospital and Health Campus policy planning program

New St. Paul's

Learn more about the new St. Paul's Campus, to be located at Station Street. We are working with Providence Health Care to ensure a sustainable project, meeting requirements of associated neighbourhood plans.

Northeast False Creek

Northeast False Creek

Northeast False Creek is the last big piece of undeveloped waterfront land in downtown Vancouver.

False Creek Flats Planning Program

A planning program is the result of a comprehensive, collaborative local planning process.

Read the False Creek Flats Planning Program

Streets and Transportation

Vancouver is responsible for building and maintaining our roads, sidewalks and public spaces, managing how city streets are used, and creating land use and urban design policies

Explore public art

Discover our featured public art. Go on self-guided walking tours. Find public art by neighbourhood, artwork, or artist.

Grants and awards

View information on grants and funding for arts and culture, strong communities, and sustainability. Find awards that recognize our city's excellence in arts, culture, and civic engagement.

Growing food

Vancouver supports and promotes growing local food, through community gardens and other urban agriculture initiatives, promoting sustainability, and building stronger communities.

Zoning districts, maps, and regulations

Our zoning regulations govern how development occurs in Vancouver. Find a zoning map, zone descriptions, and the Zoning & Development Bylaw.