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


ha parkland per 1000 people

169 ha of total parkland


of total parkland is natural area

90 total ha


of parkland is environmentally significant/protected

91 total ha²


of total city land is parkland

1183 ha of total city area


Dog parks


Community gardens/urban farms


Parkland provision goal (in ha per 1000 people)


volunteers per 1000 people

924 total³


community park groups


Policy to waive permit fees for groups with financial need?

City Park Stewards

Community park group program

Living City Grant

Community grant program


Parks operating budget per person

$2,250,000 total


Total parks capital budget


Total philanthropy/sponsorships


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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