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Alcohol in beaches and parks
You can now bring and enjoy alcoholic beverages at 7 beaches from June 1 to September 4 as well as 31 parks throughout the year and 16 additional parks from July 1 to August 31.
Find temporary drinking fountains
If you are feeling the heat, we have installed temporary drinking fountains and misting stations in areas of high need. The temporary fountains complement our permanent fountains.
Some outdoor pools now open
Take a swim outdoors. Second Beach and New Brighton outdoor pools are now open with Hillcrest and Maple Grove opening June 15. Admission is by online reservation.
Outdoor fire safety
Take extra caution when cooking or having a fire outdoors.
Review tips on how to manage BBQ coals, avoid a fire outdoors, safely dispose of smoking materials, and more.
Stay safe in the heat
The heat has arrived. Find out where to keep cool and how to protect yourself during hot weather. Check on others frequently.
Parks, recreation, and culture
Stanley Park is a magnificent green oasis in the midst of Vancouver’s urban landscape.Visit Stanley Park
We're creating a city of communities that cares about its people, environment, and opportunities to live, work, and prosper.
Walk, bike, roll, transit
More people than ever choose to walk, bike, roll, and take transit to get around. Find out how we support these active ways of getting around.
Home, property, and development
Building and renovating
Get building permits and guidelines to keep your building and renovation projects up to code and on track.
Urban planning, zoning, and development
We considers the implications of a wide range of social, economic, physical, and environment issues on the liveability of Vancouver.
Vancouver City Council
Vancouver City Council is made up of the Mayor and 10 councillors who are elected at large for a four-year term.
Find out all the ways that you can join the conversation about the issues that matter the most to you.