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How should we grow and change over the next 30 years?

You told us that you want a city that is inclusive, diverse, and works for everyone. Let’s build on what we love most about our city and boldly tackle our challenges head on.

What we hope to achieve.

The Vancouver Plan will feature a single, city-wide plan to guide future growth in line with key community priorities. The Vancouver Plan will also aim to keep the qualities that make Vancouver special while responding to the challenges facing the city and its residents.

Vancouver Plan Timeline

The process and timeline are influenced by what we hear and learn along the way and our sustained recovery effort from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Phase 1: Listen and Learn + Recovery

Fall 2019 - September 2020*

*Note, short-term community recovery actions will be integrated into the work through January 2021

Phase 2: Developing Emerging Directions

October 2020 – July 2021

Phase 3: Policy and Land Use Ideas

August 2021 – November 2021

Phase 4: Revising and Final Plan

December 2021 – June 2022

Implementation: Move Forward Together


Acknowledging the unceded homeland of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations.

This place is the unceded and ancestral homelands of the hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ and Sḵwx̱wú7mesh speaking peoples, the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) nations (MST), and has been traditionally stewarded by them since time immemorial. These lands continue to be occupied by settlers and Indigenous peoples face ongoing dispossession and colonial violence. Despite systematic and institutional efforts to eradicate their communities and cultures, the resilience, strength, and wisdom of MST have allowed them to revitalize their languages and cultures, and exercise sovereignty over their lands.

Recognizing the lives, cultures, languages, and peoples of this land, the process of Planning Vancouver Together seeks to build on our commitment as a City of Reconciliation. Through the Vancouver Plan, we hope to strengthen reciprocal relationships with each of the three host Nations to ensure we move forward together toward a city truly worthy of this amazing place. Settler Vancouver residents have a responsibility to the host Nations and the Indigenous peoples that have stewarded these lands to tangible actions and a commitment to reconciliation through decolonization.

Integrating with City and Regional Plans.

The Vancouver Plan is being developed in coordination with a number of programs that are currently underway, and will help unify and prioritize future directions for the city we want to become. These include: