People enjoying an outdoor plaza on Bute Street

Bute Greenway

Did you know?

Greenways are car-lite to car-free AAA active transportation corridors, that serve as high-quality continuous public spaces.

We're exploring ideas to improve and prioritize Bute Street for walking, rolling, and cycling for people of all ages and abilities, while providing a variety of public spaces to play, sit, relax, socialize, enjoy food or drink, or host community events.

As part of this project, we will also advance a conceptual design for a permanent Bute-Robson Plaza.

What's happeningHelp us build a shore-to-shore connection

In our first phase of engagement (fall/winter 2021), we asked the community to contribute their big ideas for a future greenway on Bute St and provide input on the draft project goals. We also presented a concept design for a permanent Bute-Robson Plaza for feedback.

In 2022, we are working towards the next phase of engagement based on what we heard. 

Review the Bute Greenway information guide (17 MB)

Latest project updates 

Private residential buildings are not part of the project scope.

Project location

Bute Street is an important 1.5 kilometre north-south route through the downtown peninsula. It connects Burrard Inlet to False Creek through various neighbourhoods like the West End, the Central Business District, and Coal Harbour.

It also links popular destinations and community spaces, such as:

  • Sunset Beach Park
  • Harbour Green Park
  • Nelson Park
  • Jim Deva Plaza
  • Bute-Robson Plaza


  • Fall 2021

    Phase one

    • Review greenway goals, share big ideas, and how you use Bute Street
    • Review conceptual designs for Bute-Robson Plaza
  • Spring/summer 2022

    • Develop conceptual design options
    • Refine design for a permanent Bute-Robson Plaza

  • We are here
  • Late 2022

    Phase two

    • Present proposed design for a permanent Bute Robson Plaza
    • Invite feedback from the community on conceptual design options

  • Early2023

    Phase three

    • Detailed review of recommended design
    • Share feedback to improve design

  • 2023 and beyond implementation

    • Initial construction phases expected to focus on Bute-Robson Plaza
    • Phased implementation to minimize impacts