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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 and Alberni 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

Comox-Helmcken

The Comox-Helmcken Greenway provides an important east-west connection through Downtown from False Creek to Stanley Park. It is being developed in two phases.

Events in West End

Electronics recycling drop-off

Sat, Oct 17, 11:00am–2:00pm

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News in West End

Chickadee © Jay Black

Celebrate birds during Vancouver Bird Week 2014

Apr 25, 2014 – Learn about opportunities to celebrate Vancouver Bird Week May 3-10. From bird nerd to bird curious, there are events for people of all ages.

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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Last modified: Fri, 19 Dec 2014 13:45:05

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