City Profile
City of North Vancouver
City of North Vancouver

British Columbia
Population: 53000

  • At 54%, North Vancouver’s ratio of parkland under special policy protection for sensitive ecosystems is twice the average.
  • With nearly 23 community gardens per 100,000 people, North Vancouver is tied with Red Deer with the highest ratio.
  • North Vancouver is one of about a quarter of cities that offer a formal park volunteer program, a grant program, and a policy to waive permit fees for groups in financial need.
Data 2020

3.2

ha parkland per 1000 people

169 ha of total parkland

53%

of total parkland is natural area

90 total ha

54%

of parkland is environmentally significant/protected

91 total ha²

14%

of total city land is parkland

1183 ha of total city area

4

Dog parks

12

Community gardens/urban farms

3

Parkland provision goal (in ha per 1000 people)

17.4

volunteers per 1000 people

924 total³

2

community park groups

Yes

Policy to waive permit fees for groups with financial need?

City Park Stewards

Community park group program

Living City Grant

Community grant program

$42

Parks operating budget per person

$2,250,000 total

$4,000,000

Total parks capital budget

$100,000

Total philanthropy/sponsorships

Yes

Provincially legislated tools available for parkland development

5% of development site or cash-in-lieu

¹Source: 2016 Census ²Includes ESAs rated "high" only. ³Includes Park Steward program only.

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