Ambleside Waterfront Park Implementation Project

After an extensive community consultation process, and building on four decades of work from the community, previous Councils and staff, the Ambleside Waterfront Concept Plan was endorsed by Council on Monday, June 13, 2016.

By balancing many community interests and priorities, the plan expresses a cohesive vision that ensures something for everyone, more green and open spaces, and multi-use facilities and infrastructure letting the community enjoy the waterfront for what it is–one of the jewels of West Vancouver and the Lower Mainland.

The Ambleside Waterfront Park Implementation Project will include refinement and detailed design of the park space resulting from the planning project (the Ambleside Waterfront Concept Plan).

This project is being led by the Parks Department and will take several years to realize phased sections of the park.

We're excited to share the next phase of what's to come on the waterfront in the Ambleside area.

Please watch this webpage for an update in fall or winter 2018.

After an extensive community consultation process, and building on four decades of work from the community, previous Councils and staff, the Ambleside Waterfront Concept Plan was endorsed by Council on Monday, June 13, 2016.

By balancing many community interests and priorities, the plan expresses a cohesive vision that ensures something for everyone, more green and open spaces, and multi-use facilities and infrastructure letting the community enjoy the waterfront for what it is–one of the jewels of West Vancouver and the Lower Mainland.

The Ambleside Waterfront Park Implementation Project will include refinement and detailed design of the park space resulting from the planning project (the Ambleside Waterfront Concept Plan).

This project is being led by the Parks Department and will take several years to realize phased sections of the park.

We're excited to share the next phase of what's to come on the waterfront in the Ambleside area.

Please watch this webpage for an update in fall or winter 2018.

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Q&A

  • I hope we will not have to wait for the implementation of this plan to get lighting on the seawall between 18th and 15th streets!

    JS asked 8 months ago

    Any park and pathway lighting will be implemented during the construction of that phase of park.

  • When will an accessible boat launch be available in west Vancouver? Our kids can no longer sail at ambleside since there is no way to get the dinghy into the water with or without a vehicle.

    Oxley asked 6 months ago

    The non-motorized boat launch just east of the sailing club is still available for use, however motorized vehicles are not permitted to drive to this location. People are encourage to drop off their dingy and trailer and walk them to the boat ramp.

  • What part does a new boat launch play in the plan.

    dixong asked 6 months ago

    A new boat launch is not part of the plan for Ambleside Waterfront Park (13th–18th Street), however, this opportunity will be explored during the Ambleside Park Master Plan (East of 13th Street) process.

  • Why does council refuse to allow additional benches on the Ambleside doggie walk? The number of benches has not changed in 40 years even though the population of West Vancouver has tripled. Many seniors use this walk and during the summer months all the benches are always full.

    McBoingboing asked 5 months ago

    The Ambleside Waterfront Park plan will review seating opportunities along the entire stretch and attempt to balance seating opportunities with other park programming opportunities.

  • How will the anticipated and unanticipated impacts of climate change affect the risk management of this project? What assumptions are given to sea-level rise, and what mitigations are being pursued? What are the projected potential financial liabilities as it relates to climate change?

    durutticolumn asked 3 months ago

    The District has been slowly removing the old armoured residential seawalls in favour of a more naturalized foreshore to aid in wave attenuation, reduce erosion and enhance habitat. The park may also function as an infiltration and detention area during high tide events after the sea level rise.

    The Coastal Marine Management Plan Working Group is developing policy recommendations on the management of our coast. Learn more: https://westvancouver.ca/be-involved/committees-groups/working-groups/coastal-marine-management-plan-working-group

  • While I welcome improvements why build and plant more when you cannot maintain properly our existing parks?

    Politics asked 10 months ago

    Improving the Ambleside waterfront has been a priority of Council for many years. The current plan reflects what we heard from the community and was adopted in June 2016. While Ambleside is a signature waterfront park area, West Vancouver has more parks per capita than many other municipalities. It’s often noted that the abundance of parks and green space is one of the reasons people choose to live here. If you are aware of a park that requires attention, please contact us at 604-925-7275.