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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VIVA Vancouver (photo: Alison Boulier)

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What's happening

Life Between Umbrellas 

  • An ideas, design, and pop-up activation competition

Street Beats

  • Weekly concerts on Wednesdays at Helena Gutteridge and 800 Robson plazas

Thingery Workshops

  • Hands-on summer workshop series featuring bike workshops, introduction to tools, and repair events

Hot+Noisy Chinatown Mahjong Social

  • Summer series in the Memorial Plaza featuring mahjong, ping pong, Chinese chess and checkers, and music

Summer Music Vancouver

  • Free chamber music concerts at 800 Robson plaza September 14 to 16