People enjoying an outdoor plaza on Bute Street

Bute Greenway

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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

We're looking for your input on the draft project goals. Let us know how you use the street today, and your hopes and ideas for the future Bute Greenway. 

We also want to hear from you on a concept design for a permanent Bute-Robson Plaza.

Read the Bute Greenway information guide (17 MB) and take the survey before December 13, 2021. 

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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
  • We are here
  • Spring 2022

    Phase two

    • Review conceptual designs and potential phasing for Bute Greenway
    • Review refined design for Bute-Robson Plaza and any related improvements
    • Potential construction for Bute-Robson Plaza in coordination with ongoing water main upgrades

  • Summer 2022

    Phase three

    • Learn what was heard in phase two
    • Detailed review of recommended design
    • Share feedback to improve design

  • 2023 and beyond


    • Initial construction phase expected to focus on blocks north and south of Bute-Robson Plaza
    • Phased implementation to minimize impacts