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Keep Vancouver Spectacular

As a Keep Vancouver Spectacular volunteer, you help keep Vancouver beautiful

Vancouver is one of the most beautiful cities in the world, and as Vancouverites we all have a role to play in keeping it spectacular.

Keep Vancouver Spectacular is a series of programs that help to reduce litter and support a healthy, vibrant and clean Vancouver.

By helping to clean up garbage, remove graffiti, and prevent dumping, you also help our neighbourhoods and business districts remain vibrant and thriving.

How you can take part

While the City helps to keep streets clean through street sweeping, graffiti removal and more, all residents can play a role in their neighbourhoods by participating in Keep Vancouver Spectacular!

Keep Vancouver Spectacular programs

Keep Vancouver Spectacular volunteers picking up litter

Neighbourhood block cleanup

The neighbourhood block cleanup is an opportunity for residents, teams, groups and friends to get together and show their love for Vancouver by helping to clean up a neighbourhood with litter pick-ups and graffiti paint-outs.

Group of Keep Vancouver Spectacular volunteers

Adopt-a-Block Program

The Adopt-a-Block Program empowers you to keep the neighbourhood block of your choice clean, safe, and attractive. Groups, businesses, and individuals can adopt a block.

Keep Vancouver Spectacular volunteers picking up litter

Graffiti Paint Out and Free Paint programs

Apply for a free paint kit through the Free Paint Program to cover graffiti on your property. Or organize a community paint out with residents, businesses, schools and other community groups in your neighbourhood. We'll provide the paint and materials through the Graffiti Paint Out Program.

Keep Vancouver Spectacular volunteers picking up litter

Outdoor Mural Program

If your property is a frequent graffiti target, consider installing a mural or wall art. Wall art is effective at deterring further graffiti vandalism, and helps to support vibrant public spaces and connect people and community through public art.

Other ways to help make Vancouver beautiful

Green Streets garden on a traffic circle

Gardening on traffic calming spaces

You can volunteer to beautify traffic calming areas in your neighbourhood. Learn about becoming a Green Streets volunteer gardener.

Boulevard gardening

Gardening on boulevards

Did you know you can garden on the boulevard next to your property? Get the City's guidelines, including clearance and measurment requirements, for boulevard gardens.

Carrall Street Greenway in the Downtown Eastside

Great Beginnings: Old Streets, New Pride

Creating projects that restore our founding neighbourhoods' original public appeal through improvements to public spaces, support for arts and cultural activities, celebrations, and street festivals for both residents and visitors.

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More ways to contact us

Contact Keep Vancouver Spectacular

Phone: 604-871-6544

Fax: 604-871-6193


Upcoming Keep Vancouver Spectacular events


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Thank you to our sponsors and affiliated partners


Glad, Tim Hortons, Best Services Pro, Vancouver Courier, CityTV, Vancouver Youth Week, Canadian Direct Insurance, VPD, Return It, Electro Recycle, Mount Pleasant BIA


Affiliated partners

Dreamrider Production, Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup, Tourism Vancouver

Last modified: Tue, 13 May 2014 11:47:28

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