Jericho Beach with downtown Vancouver skyline in the background

Greening the city

Every Vancouver resident should be able to witness the magic of seeing a salmon in their local stream, whales in the harbour and an eagle above them.

We are privileged to care for essential natural spaces across the city.

The following strategies and focus areas guide the Park Board and our partners in enhancing and taking care of these spaces for the community.

Tree Vancouver

We care for 450,000+ trees of Vancouver's urban forest. Learn about what we're doing, and how you can contribute.

Urban Forest Strategy

Vancouver's Urban Forest Strategy provides tools for growing and maintaining a healthy, resilient urban forest for future generations.

Biodiversity Strategy

Biodiversity is part of a healthy city, supporting wildlife of all shapes and sizes and offering access to nature.

Education and stewardship

We're committed to caring for Vancouver's special wild places, integrating nature into everyday life, and creating thriving natural spaces.

Vancouver Bird Strategy

The Vancouver Bird Strategy works to create conditions for native birds to thrive in Vancouver.

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Volunteer to green the city

Car free day on Main Street

Green volunteer opportunities

Get a list of Vancouver-area organizations who rely on volunteers to improve our environment and help make the city a better place for all of us to live.

Keep Vancouver Spectacular volunteers

Keep Vancouver Spectacular

Play a role in your neighbourhood by taking part in KVS, a series of programs that help reduce litter and keep our streets clean.

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