Jericho Beach with downtown Vancouver skyline in the background

Nature, environment, and sustainability

We are privileged to care for essential natural spaces across the city.

The following strategies and focus areas guide the Park Board and our partners in enhancing and taking care of these spaces for the community.

Every Vancouver resident should be able to witness the magic of seeing a salmon in their local stream, whales in the harbour, and an eagle above them.

Water Priority Action Plan

Our new Water Priority Action Plan will help us achieve a 10% reduction in potable water use from 2019 levels

Biodiversity Strategy

Biodiversity is part of a healthy city, supporting wildlife of all shapes and sizes and offering access to nature.

Park Stewardship

Environmental education and stewardship supports integrating nature into everyday life and creating thriving natural areas.

Help grow the urban forest canopy: Branch Out

We care for 450,000+ trees of Vancouver's urban forest. Learn about what we're doing, and how you can contribute.

Vancouver Bird Strategy

The Vancouver Bird Strategy works to create conditions for native birds to thrive in Vancouver.


Vancouver is home to a large range of mammals, birds, and fish. Find out what animals you might see, who looks after them, and learn more.

Related projects

Urban Forest Strategy

Vancouver's Urban Forest Strategy provides tools for growing and maintaining a healthy, resilient urban forest for future generations.

Rainwater integration in the Still Creek watershed

We're exploring how green rainwater infrastructure can be used to better manage rainwater in the Still Creek watershed.

Local Food Systems Action Plan

Learn about the Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation’s food systems programs.

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