Bee habitat information sign in the middle of the park at Fifth and Pine Street

Fifth and Pine pop-up park

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Find out what's happened so far on this pop-up park project at Fifth Avenue and Pine Street.

In November 2016, the Vancouver Park Board officially opened a pop-up park at the southeast corner of West Fifth Avenue and Pine Street.

The park:

  • Provides a neighbourhood meeting space with outdoor tables and seating
  • Includes trees and a large wildflower meadow to benefit bees and other pollinators
  • Has reused and recycled materials to demonstrate sustainability
  • Jumpstarted park creation in Kitsilano's Burrard Slopes area thanks to the demolition of a City-owned building

This park is the first phase in a long-term plan to develop a park that spans the entire block between 5th and 6th avenues, and Pine and Fir streets.

Pollinator housing

A healthy pollinator population is important for food and seed production. The Vancouver Park Board worked with CityStudio Vancouver and the University of British Columbia (UBC) to create three pollinator houses for bees and bats.

UBC School of Architecture + Landscape Architecture (SALA) students produced pollinator housing designs and prototypes for Vancouver’s tiny and critical residents.

Mining bees

Leaf-cutting and mason bees

Native bats

Get involved

Become a steward of Fifth and Pine pop-up park!

From 5:00pm to 8:00pm every second Wednesday from Spring 2017 until the fall, you’ll find community members at 5th and Pine working to maintain the pollinator garden by removing unwanted plants, planting new plants, and getting to know one another.

Stop by and visit!

Be prepared: Rain or shine: Please dress accordingly. 

What to bring: We have gloves for everyone and a few tools to share. If you have your own favourite gardening tools, bring them along! We’ll also have light refreshments (or you can bring your own) to enjoy at the reclaimed wood tables.

Register to participate: Come by for a few minutes, an hour, or the whole event. 

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