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VIVA Vancouver: Creating vibrant pedestrian spaces

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

In collaboration with community groups, local businesses, and regional partners, VIVA facilitates short- and long-term street closures throughout the year, 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.

2017 VIVA Refresh: invitation to participate

We’re looking for creative ways to make the city more fun, and to get public input on VIVA’s future direction.

You're invited to apply for up to $5,000 to fund a pop-up project to activate and reimagine a public space. 

Learn how to apply

VIVA Robson

Robson Street and Vancouver Art Gallery North Plaza

Check out the design concept for the new 800 Robson St plaza and our findings from the community engagement process.

In the heart of Davie Village

Jim Deva Plaza

Jim Deva Plaza is a an inclusive gathering space that honours Mr. Deva's legacy, and the contributions of the LGBTQ2+ community.

Applying to install parklets

Parklets

Parklets, designed and built by local designers, transform on-street parking into innovative public seating areas.

Follow VIVA Vancouver

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Other popular ways to be a neighbhourhood placemaker

Boulevard gardening

Gardening on boulevards

Did you know you can garden on the boulevard next to your property? Get the City's guidelines, including clearance and measurment requirements, for boulevard gardens.

Block party table with food and water

Block parties

Find information on throwing block parties in Vancouver.

Neighbourhood Matching Fund

Neighbourhood Matching Fund

Vancouver's Neighbourhood Matching Fund supports community efforts to make creative improvements to public land. Find out about the criteria, eligibility, and application process.

VIVA Refresh invitation to participate Jim Deva PlazaParklets