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VIVA Vancouver: Creating vibrant pedestrian spaces

VIVA Vancouver is a program that transforms road spaces into vibrant pedestrian spaces.

In collaboration with community groups, local businesses, and regional partners, VIVA facilitates short-term street closures throughout the year, creating public spaces for walking, lounging, and lunching.

These spaces enhance the city's sense of community, encourage active forms of transportation (walking and cycling), and benefit local businesses.

VIVA Vancouver programs and events

 Granville Street during VIVA Vancouver

VIVA Granville summer series

VIVA Granville hosts homegrown art, live music, performances, street markets, and more. Join in the fun every weekend in the summer, from June 28 to Labour Day long weekend.

Apply to host a VIVA Granville 2014 event

VIVA Vancouver's "urban reef" seating on 800-block Robson St

Robson Redux

Relax in the heart of the city at the Robson Redux summertime plaza, downtown Vancouver at 800-block Robson Street, between Howe and Hornby Streets. Each summer, this block transforms into a pedestrian plaza featuring a unique seating installation.

This summer, we are featuring "Urban Reef," open 24 hours a day, starting Canada Day long weekend.

Learn about this summer's installation

VIVA Vancouver street mural

Parklets

Parklets transform on-street parking into innovative public seating areas. They are designed and built by local designers, and offer interesting, new spaces for people to sit and relax.

Learn more about the program and how to apply

 VIVA Vancouver street mural

Other street activities

VIVA works with the community to explore alternative options for street space. From multicoloured picnic tables in the Bute Street Plaza to a weekly farmers market in Yaletown, placemaking and street activations are happening all over town.

Learn more about the plaza, farmers markets, and more

VIVA Vancouver street mural

Help create or enhance public space in your community

Creating or being a part of neighbourhood placemaking projects is a great way to connect with your community. Placemaking projects sometimes involve holding a small event, introducing a new element to the street, or enhancing the streetscape.

Learn how you can help create public space

Ask. Tell. Connect.

Phone 3-1-1 to ask, tell, and connect with the City

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604-873-7000

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Upcoming VIVA events

VIVA Granville

Sat, Aug 2, 11:00am–9:00pm

VIVA Granville

Sun, Aug 3, 11:00am–9:00pm

See all VIVA events

Last modified: Tue, 17 Jun 2014 19:04:42

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