All Vancouverites are engaged in active living and have incomparable access to nature.
- All Vancouver residents live within a five minute walk of a park
- Increase the rate of people meeting Canadian physical activity guidelines by 25%
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.
Progress we've made so far
Healthy City Dashboard
Check out the latest way to find information about health and well-being in Vancouver. View the status, trends, and graphs of health indicators and export the data to use elsewhere.
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.