It takes everyone’s help to build a great city that we love. Thank you to our volunteers and residents for the great work you do.
Watch these videos about what we do
Inspecting a tide gate
Join the team from Sewer Maintenance as they inspect one of the City's tide gates in Southlands for cracks, damage, and debris. Together, they keep this important piece of flood management infrastructure in smooth working order.
Fixing cracks in the road
Our hot pour crew fixes cracks in our roads to keep the city moving. Join Thomas Greekas as he explains what the work involves and how a little bit of tar can keep our roads going for years.
Fixing our fleet
Learn how our fleet and manufacturing services team helps keep our fleet on the road.
Clearing sewer pipes
Learn how our Sewer Operations team is out there helping catch basins and sewer pipes flow freely.
Getting your garbage ready for pickup
Join sanitation worker Mike Degan as he explains his typical work day. He gives some helpful tips for getting your garbage ready for pick up and describes the correct way to dispose of used masks and gloves.
Keeping traffic moving
Learn about our parking enforcement officers while they patrol to help keep kids safe and traffic moving.
Georgia water main upgrades
Find out what's involved in replacing an aging water main along on of Vancouver's busiest corridors.
Story of a garbage can
Dive into the story of Vancouver’s garbage cans. Vancouver has over 3,000 waste bins helping keep city streets clean.
Neil and Preet explain where our drinking water comes from, and how the City keeps the water quality high when it arrives in your glass.
Dan walks you through a night in the life of a City street cleaner. Learn how he and his crew help to keep our city clean and spectacular.
Ready for snow and ice
Meet Nic and Luis. Their job is to make sure our snow equipment is ready for winter. Get an up close look at the brine trucks, snow plows, and salters before they hit the streets.
Taking care of our street lights
Ever wonder who's taking care of our street lights and traffic signals? Find out about our dedicated team of electricians and technicians during a night shift ride-along with Katie.
Sheana and Ivan show you the Nanaimo Street Upgrades, upgrading the essential infrastructure you use every day.
What kind of vehicles help build our city? See our trading cards with eight great members of our fleet.
You can get the cards from staff working with these vehicles around the city!
By City of Vancouver