Smart cities have the potential to improve all aspects of livability and opportunity in a city.
Vancouver and Surrey continue to implement smart cities strategies
The City of Vancouver and City of Surrey congratulate the City of Montreal for their success in the Smart Cities Challenge External website, opens in new tab $50 million top prize.
Both cities continue to be excited about the opportunities ahead as we implement our localized smart cities strategies and related programs.
The Infrastructure Canada competition recognizes Canadian cities that use data and connected technology to address local issues.
About smart cities
What is a smart city? External website, opens in new tab
Canada's Smart Cities Challenge External website, opens in new tab
Got local tech? Join us at marketplace.city External website, opens in new tab
What qualifies as a smart city?
Connecting you to mobile applications like Van311, which provides access to City Hall services on the go, is an example of how Vancouver is digitally transforming into a leading smart city.
Look how we've used technology and data to improve connection and convenience so far:
WiFi for everyone
Free #VanWiFi in 755 public spaces across the city.
Wired bike sharing
More than 650,000 car-free trips in the city with Mobi by Shaw Go.
Electric vehicle charging stations at more than 250 locations.
Streaming video feeds from busy intersections help route planning.
Ask, act, participate
Mobile push and pull updates with the Van311 app.
City vehicles run quicker with biodiesel and GPS technology.
What makes us so smart?
Watch and discover for yourself. #SmartCitiesCanada
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Technology is transforming cities
How is it transforming Vancouver? Join Jessie Adcock, City of Vancouver's Chief Technology Officer, on a journey into our city's future.
Watch the videos
New tools for a digital journey
Meet Sadhu, Charles, Justin, and Tina. They work with the City of Vancouver and they use some digital tools you might not expect.
Watch the short clips on our Smart Cities playlist External website, opens in new tab