Our goal: All Vancouverites are engaged in active living and have incomparable access to nature
Staying active and having access to outdoor spaces is a big part of our health as citizens and communities.
Regular physical activity improves our health and reduces our risk of numerous chronic conditions. As children, it supports our healthy development, and in adulthood, staying active may help to reduce physical and mental limitations.
Natural spaces in an urban setting influence the well-being of entire communities. Accessible green spaces improve social cohesion by providing sites for interaction, and help create a healthy, functioning ecosystem.
Our target: All Vancouver residents live within a five minute walk of a park, and increase the rate of people meeting Canadian physical activity guidelines by 25%
Progress we've made so far
How we measure change
We use a number of data sources to monitor trends in the health of the city. We monitor progress toward Active Living and Getting Outside using data from public health surveys, parks inventories, recreation use and land cover data.
2015-2018 Priority actions
Actions are being undertaken through the Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation Strategic Framework.
Initiatives helping us reach these goals and targets
Find fields, courts, golf courses, ice rinks, fitness centres, pools, water parks, marinas, and community centres.
Greenest City is a bold initiative that addresses Vancouver's environmental challenges.
Our plan provides a vision for how people and goods move in and around Vancouver for the next 30 years.
Visit one of our stunning parks, gardens, and beaches.
Take a look at the types of recreational activities we offer in Vancouver, from swimming to pottery.
Healthy City Action Plan 2015 - 2018
See what we've got planned to help meet our goals.