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Container mural at RayCam Community Centre

Archived - Oct 15Vancouver gets four new colourful community murals

This fall, the City's Integrated Graffiti Management Program worked with local artists and community groups to create four new murals in Vancouver that beautify and enrich the city while reducing graffiti vandalism. Find out the mural locations, artists, themes, and sponsors.

Raking leaves

Archived - Oct 11Unlimited leaf collection program underway

Now’s the time to clean up autumn leaves from yards, sidewalks and boulevards and add them to your green (yard trimmings) bin. Until January 31, crews will collect unlimited quantities of leaves as part of the yard trimmings collection program.

Person on street

Archived - Oct 10City and community-sponsored events highlight Homelessness Action Week

Mayor Gregor Robertson launched Homelessness Action Week today, running from October 13-19 in Vancouver, with an official proclamation to members of the Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre Society.

City of Vancouver Book Award

Archived - Oct 02Finalists announced for 2013 City of Vancouver Book Award

A memoir, two books of poetry and two non-fiction works, all of which reflect Vancouver’s rich history and culture, have been selected as finalists for the 2013 City of Vancouver Book Award. The 25th annual City of Vancouver Book Award will be presented at the Mayor’s Arts Awards Gala at Science World on November 22.

Chris Temmerman

Archived - Oct 01Tennis players embrace new courts at Kits Beach

Kitsilano Beach, one of the world’s best urban beaches, now has 10 freshly updated tennis courts to match the gorgeous scenery!

Creekway Park

Archived - Sep 26Creekway Park, a lush urban space and restored creek, opens September 30

Vancouver's newest park — Creekway Park — has been dramatically transformed from a parking lot into an ecologically rich and diverse corridor with native plants and bird habitat, along with pedestrian and bicycle paths, and a daylighted stream.

Kitsilano Beach tennis courts

Archived - Sep 25One of the world’s top city beaches gets 10 new tennis courts

Ten tennis courts at Kitsilano Beach Park — five of which will be able to host international tournaments, a first for outdoor public courts in Vancouver — open on September 29.

Year of Reconciliation

Archived - Sep 17City hosts a week of Reconciliation events

Participate in Reconciliation Week events to acknowledge the historical impacts of residential schools on Aboriginal peoples and create a legacy for meaningful change in society.

Adapted social and recreation programs in Vancouver

Archived - Sep 16City accepting nominations for the Cultural Harmony and Access and Inclusion Awards

Nominations for the City Cultural Harmony Awards and Access and Inclusion Awards are now being accepted. The deadline for nominations is October 2.

Park Board OneCard

Archived - Sep 1550,000 have signed up for the Park Board's OneCard

People of all ages are getting active and enjoying universal access to recreation in Vancouver with the new system-wide pass.

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