Aerial view of Jericho Pier

Jericho Pier Renewal

The Vancouver Park Board, in partnership with the Adaptive Sailing Association of BC , is renewing the aging pier at Jericho Beach and providing an accessible floating dock for sailors with disabilities. 

The pier is a popular destination for locals and visitors as well as for fishing and crabbing. The ramp and float on the east side of the pier are used for emergency boat landing.

The pier suffered significant damage in 2021 and 2022 storm events, and is presently closed to the public.

The reconstructed pier will:

  • Provide an accessible floating dock to provide for users of all ages and levels of mobility, accommodating up to 15 sailboats for the Disabled Sailing Association’s adaptive sailing program
  • Provide seating and views of Burrard Inlet and English Bay 
  • Offer recreational fishing and crabbing opportunities
  • Accommodate future sea level rise

What's happening

Draft concept plan approved

A draft concept plan of the pier was developed in conjunction with public consultation. It was presented to Commissioners at a Park Board meeting on November 6, 2017, where it received unanimous approval.

We are refining the concept plan of the pier and associated upland enhancements with the intention of creating a set of drawings and specifications that will be tendered when funding is available.

Proposed concept plan

jericho-new-before jericho-new-after

Proposed pier legend

  1. Pier
  2. Seating
  3. Entry plaza
  4. Accessible gangway
  5. Accessible float
  6. DSA’s equipment
  7. Rescue vessels float
  8. Accessible ramp
  9. Stone steps to water
  10. Accessible washrooms
  11. Gravel pathway
  12. Habitat enhancement area
  13. Upgraded multi-use pathway

Jericho Pier Renewal renderings

By City of Vancouver

Pier Plaza

  • Accessible floating dock

    By City of Vancouver

    The dock will accommodate up to 15 sailboats for the Disabled Sailing Association’s adaptive sailing program.

  • Restored pier and entry plaza

    By City of Vancouver

    The accessible pier and entry plaza will include seating with views of Burrard Inlet and English Bay and accessible public washrooms.

  • Accessible pathways and habitat enhancement

    By City of Vancouver

    Foreshore habitat will be enhanced with coastal native species to control invasive species and improve sightlines. Accessible pathways will connect to the pier and the accessible floating dock.

  • Recreational fishing and crabbing

    By City of Vancouver

    The longer and wider pier will continue to provide opportunities for recreational fishing and crabbing.

  • Accommodating sea level rise

    By City of Vancouver

    The new pier and accessible floating dock will be built to accommodate future sea level rise and adapt to climate change.


Here is our progress and planned steps to replace the pier.

  • Summer 2016

    Conceptual design

  • Fall 2017

    Public engagement for conceptual design

  • 2021 - 2022

    Value engineering exercise

  • We are here
  • 2022 - 2023

    Develop the detailed design

  • 2023

    Finalize the design and tendering

  • 2024 - 2025

    Construction of the new pier (subject to funding)