Park Board Commissioner John Coupar

Commissioner John Coupar of the Non-Partisan Association (NPA) joins the Park Board for a second term. He is well known for his successful effort to keep the Bloedel Conservatory at Queen Elizabeth Park in Vancouver. Commissioner Coupar was a founding director of the Friends of the Bloedel Association and a past governor of VanDusen Botanical Garden. He is a passionate advocate for horticultural excellence in parks and green spaces.

Commissioner Coupar was born in Vancouver and has been a long-time resident of the Dunbar area where he and his wife Heather raised two children. Recently, they moved into the Village on False Creek, the greenest community in North America.

Commissioner Coupar has spent his working career in senior management positions in a number of Canadian corporations. He has an enthusiastic and positive approach to dealing with issues and people.

Commissioner Coupar feels strongly that he can bring positive ideas to the Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation.

Liaison to community centre associations

  • Association Presidents Group
  • Dunbar Community Association
  • Grandview Community Association (Trout Lake)

Committee liaisons

  • VanDusen Botanical Garden Association
  • Vancouver Aquarium
  • Active Transportation Policy Council
  • Public Art Committee
  • Brock House Society

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Vancouver Board of Parks & Recreation
2099 Beach Ave
Vancouver, BC V6G 1Z4


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