Skip to main content

What if, together, we could ensure a Vancouver where future generations thrive?

Over the next three years we are asking for your help in creating the Vancouver we want and need. Together let’s create a new Vancouver Plan, one that sets directions for maximum impact and guides future priorities.

Are you willing to share your unique experiences, talent, and perspectives to help us create a shared vision for a healthier, happier and more resilient Vancouver for generations to come?

Join us in Planning Vancouver Together.

Grandparents with their grandchild at an outdoor piano in Vancouver, BC

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

Vancouver is fortunate to be located in one of the planet’s most remarkable natural settings.  This amazing place, a beacon that draws diverse and creative people from around the globe, is the unceded ancestral homelands of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and səl̓ilwətaɁɬ / sel’íl’witulh (Tsleil-Waututh) peoples and has been traditionally stewarded by them since time immemorial.

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 establish collaborative partnerships with each of the three host nations to ensure we move forward together towards a city truly worthy of this amazing place.

Project Timeline

The phases below will help us build the Vancouver Plan together.

Listen + Learn

Fall 2019 - July 2020

Your thoughts and ideas will help establish what matters most to us as a city. Together we will identify themes for deeper conversation and define guiding principles for the work ahead.

Envision the Future

September 2020 – January 2021

With your guidance we will explore a range of possible futures for Vancouver discussing ideas, risks, trade-offs and challenges that may shape our future city in an increasingly complex world.

Develop Key Directions

February 2021 - October 2021

Shaped by science and professional analyses we will work with you to translate our shared vision into policy options, choices, and priorities for a preferred strategy to address the challenges of tomorrow.

From Plan to Actions

November 2021 - July 2022

With a clear sense of the city we want and the choices needed to get us there, we will finalize the plan and tools needed to intentionally direct our actions towards the future we want.

Walk Forward Together


With a Council approved Vancouver Plan, we will begin to make the changes and investments needed to intentionally achieve our collective vision as we walk forward together.

Partner with us in Planning Vancouver Together.

Vancouver is a city filled with people and organizations who care deeply about this place and the people who live here.  In order to arrive at a plan we can put into action, that reflects the voices and aspirations of all who live, work and play here we will need the help of partner organizations, governments, and institutions.

If your group or organization would like to help inspire broad dialogue, remove barriers to participation, or ensure we are aligned as we walk forward into the future together, please join us in Planning Vancouver Together.

What is the Vancouver Plan and what will it do?

On November 14, 2018, Vancouver City Council started us on this journey by directing staff to work with the people who live, work, and play in Vancouver to create a new city-wide plan – the Vancouver Plan. This plan is intended to shape the future of our City to 2050 and beyond.

While it will not be a detailed instruction book, the Plan will be a tool that helps prioritize future decisions, sets directions for maximum impact, and communicates the city we want to become. This process, and the work that documents the process, will inform future directions for the city and guide how we govern, how we invest, and how we work across boundaries to build a city we love. It will include key social, economic, environmental and cultural policies that affect our daily lives.