VIVA Vancouver

VIVA Vancouver is a program that transforms road spaces into vibrant people spaces.

In collaboration with community groups, local businesses, and regional partners, VIVA facilitates short- and long-term street closures, creating public spaces for walking, lounging, and lunching.

These spaces enhance the city's sense of community, encourage walking and cycling, and benefit local businesses.

VIVA works with community partners to: 

  • Create great places by modifying road space and open spaces
  • Test new ideas and remove barriers that discourage public life
  • Invite people to slow down, sit, relax, connect with friends, people watch - and sometimes even dance!

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What's happening

Life Between UmbrellasLife Between Umbrellas

Vancouver Public Space Network (VPSN) and VIVA Vancouver are partnering on Life Between Umbrellas, an ideas, design, and pop-up activation competition that seeks to improve public space and public life during Vancouver’s rainy months. 

The overall goal of the competition is to support public life and an active, inclusive, and socially connected city year-round by encouraging the generation of rain-friendly ideas for public spaces.

Find out how to get involved