Improving access to green spaces—like parks, community gardens, and greenways—builds the community and improves the health of residents.
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Our goal: Vancouver residents will enjoy incomparable access to green spaces, including the world's most spectacular urban forest
Our targets: Ensure that every person lives within a 5 minute walk of a park, greenway, or other green space by 2020; restore or enhance 25ha of natural areas between 2010 and 2020
Our targets: Plant 150,000 additional trees in the city between 2010 and 2020, and increase canopy cover to 22% by 2050
Progress we've made so far
To learn more about this metric, see the 'How We Measure Success' section below.
Note: Our next Tree Canopy survey will be conducted in 2018.
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Initiatives that are helping us reach our goal and targets
Vancouver's Urban Forest Strategy provides tools for growing and maintaining a healthy, resilient urban forest for future generations.
The Vancouver Bird Strategy works to create conditions for native birds to thrive in Vancouver.
After three weeks of campaigning, Vancouverites voted the Anna's Hummingbird as Vancouver's official city bird.
We design and build safe, nature-rich paths that encourage you to explore Vancouver without using your car through the Greenways program.