Explore the Arbutus Greenway

Help plan the greenway

Learn about our objectives and plan for the greenway. Participate in events and provide feedback as we develop design options.

Once completed, the Arbutus Greenway will transform a former rail corridor into a spectacular destination for all to enjoy.

In the short term, we’ve constructed a temporary path for walkingcycling, and rolling.

Temporary path amenities

  • An accessible, all-weather surface
  • A bark mulch path for walking and jogging
  • Separated areas for walking and cycling
  • New pavement markings at local and major street crossings
  • New traffic signals at four major street crossings — coming soon!
  • Portable washrooms, waste receptacles, and benches
  • Mobi bike share stations 
  • Wildflowers
Be a tourist in your own city. There’s something for everyone.

Places to visit along the greenway

Explore the Arbutus Greenway and discover parks, neighbourhoods, and scenic views.

Hop on a bike and be a tourist in your own city. Meet friends for a leisurely stroll. Enjoy coffee or lunch on a nearby patio.

There’s something for everyone. 

Commercial districts along the greenway

Discover some of our amazing parks near the Arbutus Greenway

By City of Vancouver

 

  • 6th & Fir Park

    By City of Vancouver

    This park has accessible green space near the Burrard Slopes and Granville Island.

  • Delamont Park

    By City of Vancouver

    This small park features a large children’s playground, partially shaded by the lacy leaves of tall locust trees.

  • Quilchena Park

    By City of Vancouver

    Quilchena’s wide green fields are welcoming to sports enthusiasts as well as those looking for a pleasant stroll. Public washrooms are available.

  • William Mackie Park

    By City of Vancouver

    This small but well-used park is tucked into a green corner of Marpole. Children enjoy both the playground and the central grassy area.

  • Riverview Park

    By City of Vancouver

    With rolling lawns dotted with large, beautiful trees, Riverview Park is a peaceful place for a stroll.

  • Fraser River Park

    By City of Vancouver

    One of the most tranquil and inspiring spots in the area, Fraser River Park achieves a pleasing balance between natural and designed settings

Getting here

The temporary path runs along the eastside of Arbutus Street and West Boulevard for 8.5 kilometres between Fir Street and Milton Street.

Download a printable a map  (62 KB)  to navigate the greenway's cycling and transit connections, parks, commercial districts, community gardens, museums, and more.

Cycling

Find a convenient route on Vancouver’s bike map  (11 MB). West 10th Avenue, Nanton Avenue, and West 37th Avenue are just a few of your options. 

Transit

Nearby frequent transit corridors include Broadway (#99), King Edward (#25), West 41st Avenue (#41), West 49th Avenue (#49), and Arbutus Street/West Boulevard (#14).

Plan your trip 

Driving

Limited on-street parking is available—for example, in commercial areas near West Broadway, West 41st Avenue, and West 57th Avenue.