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We're joining the Smart City Challenge

The City of Vancouver is competing for $50 million in the Government of Canada’s Smart Cities Challenge. The competition recognizes Canadian cities that use data and connected technology to address local issues.

$50 million can help us make a better Vancouver. You can help.


Look how we've used technology and data to improve connection and convenience so far:

Wi-Fi for everyone.  

Free #VanWiFi in more than 40 public spaces across the city.

About #VanWiFi

Wired bike sharing.  

More than 400,000 car-free trips with Mobi by Shaw Go.

About Mobi

EV plug-ins.  

Electric vehicle charging stations at more than 250 locations.

About electric vehicles

Quick response.  

City vehicles run quicker with biodiesel and GPS technology.

About green fleets

Smooth traffic.  

Streaming video feeds from busy intersections help route planning.

About camera data

Ask, act, participate.  

Mobile push and pull updates with the VanConnect app.

About VanConnect


What makes us so smart? Discover for yourself and add your ideas. #SmartCitiesCanada

Watch the slideshow

Cover slide of Jessie Adcock's slideshow, Smart City: The City of Vancouver Digital Journey

Technology is transforming cities

How is it transforming ours? Join Jessie Adcock, the City of Vancouver's Chief Technology Officer, on a journey into our city's future. It starts with data and ends with the connections citizens, business, and government make to enhance the urban experience. #SmartCitiesCanada.

View Smart City: The City of Vancouver Digital Journey (42 slides) PDF document (3.34 MB)

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