Central Valley Greenway

Central Valley Greenway Map

The Central Valley Greenway (CVG) is a 25 km regional greenway linking Vancouver, Burnaby, and New Westminster. It is a combination of off-road paths and on-street routes.

The CVG follows the Expo and Millennium SkyTrain lines, running from False Creek through Burnaby, and along a shallow valley south to the Fraser River in New Westminster.

Destinations

  • Burnaby Lake Regional Park
  • New Westminster Quay
  • Telus World of Science
  • False Creek Seawall

There are also dozens of parks, community centres, swimming pools, and libraries along the route.

The Central Valley Greenway also links to the Millennium and Expo SkyTrain stations.

What's happeningUpgrades to the Greenway

The Central Valley Greenway (CVG) between Clark Drive and John Hendry Park has been identified for improvements to provide a safer and more comfortable cycling connection between the area’s local and regional destinations (e.g. Commercial Drive, John Hendry Park, and Commercial Broadway SkyTrain Station).

The upgrades impact the following streets: 

  • Grandview Highway North (between McLean Drive and Lakewood Drive)
  • Woodland overpass
  • E 8th Ave (between Grandview Highway North and Lakewood Drive)
  • Lakewood Drive (between E 12th Ave and John Hendry Park)

The upgrades will include the addition of a new protected bike path as well as a rerouted bike path to increase cyclist safety and comfort. Some changes to motor vehicle circulation will also be taking place along the project route.

Construction is expected to begin in December 2021.

Public consultation

The City welcomed comments on the upgrades during a period of public consultation from September 28 to October 18, 2021. Additional comments were received after this period which also influenced the final design.

A summary of the final design is described in the implementation notification letter:

If you have any questions or comments related to these upgrades after implementation, please email greenways@vancouver.ca or tell us online.

Construction is expected to begin in December 2021 using interim materials, allowing staff to adapt the future design. Staff are aware of nearby construction projects and are coordinating and phasing the work to minimize impacts.

Background

The Central Valley Greenway is one of the 14 greenways identified in the Vancouver Greenways Plan (7.5 MB), and is an integral part of the Greater Vancouver Regional Greenway Vision. Construction of the greenway took place over two phases and was completed in 2009.

On February 24, 2004, City Council approved $4.63 million for the Federal Government’s Urban Transportation Showcase Program, which included the design of the CVG.

Related projects

Grandview-Woodland community plan

The community plan sets out a thoughtfully-managed framework for future change.