Arbutus Corridor illustration

Arbutus Greenway

The Arbutus Greenway is a future, north-south transportation corridor that will connect False Creek to the Fraser River. 

In March, the City purchased the lands known as the “Arbutus Corridor” from Canadian Pacific Railway (CP) for the purpose of creating a transportation greenway

The future Arbutus Greenway will encourage people to travel by foot and bike, and ultimately streetcar, and improve access to public green space.


Background and history of the Arbutus Corridor; including details of the agreement between CP and the City.

Temporary pathway

In the short-term, the City is constructing a temporary pathway from Fir Street to Milton Street that everyone can enjoy. We’re looking at several different types of hard-surface materials, especially those that improve safety and accessibility.

Why a temporary pathway?

  • It improves safety for all corridor users.
  • It improves accessibility for people of all ages and abilities.
  • It encourages people to explore and enjoy the corridor.

Permitted uses include walking, cycling, and wheeling, including push scooters, roller blades, and other non-motorized modes of transportation (electric mobility aids are permitted). Dogs are welcome on a leash.

What’s happening

Come to a public workshop to learn about different temporary pathway options and share your thoughts:

  • September 17 1:00pm – 3:00pm
    False Creek Community Centre in Kitsilano
  • September 21 7:00pm – 9:00pm
    Coast Vancouver Airport Hotel in Marpole
  • September 22 7:00pm – 9:00pm
    Kerrisdale Community Centre
  • September 24 10:00am – noon
    Kitsilano Neighbourhood House
  • September 24 3:00pm – 5:00pm
    Kerrisdale Community Centre

Each workshop covers the same materials. Space is limited.

Learn more and register on Eventbrite

This is the beginning of a broader conversation on the future Arbutus Greenway. Look for more opportunities to get involved, starting in late fall 2016.

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