Revitalizing Horseshoe Bay Park

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The District is working to revitalize Horseshoe Bay Park and create a gathering space for residents and visitors alike. The goal is to create a free-flowing, connected park space from the Horseshoe Bay Pier all the way to the BC Ferries terminal.

March 2022 update

Phase 1 work began in mid-February, 2022, and will take approximately one year to complete.

Temporary no-parking signs will be posted in two of the angle parking stalls on the north side of Bay Street, adjacent to the washroom building to allow construction access and egress to the park. If there are anticipated parking or traffic impacts related to the project, every effort will be made to provide notice through this project page.

The park washrooms are currently open and accessible to the public. When the washrooms are closed for demolition later in the project, there will be temporary, public portable toilets on the east side of the park, close to Keith Road.

All work will comply with fisheries and archeological permits and is anticipated to take approximately one year to complete.

Highlights of the proposed park improvements:

  • Continuous waterfront path
  • Improved park lighting
  • Better access to beach and water
  • Picnic shelter
  • Large open lawn
  • More seating opportunities
  • New playground
  • Updated public washroom, featuring a design inspired by coastal shed buildings and our native salmon

Construction Map

Council Presentation

Public meeting and survey

Thank you to everyone that attended the public meeting and completed the survey.

Public Consultation Summary

View the park concept design

We are excited to share the park concept design with you!

The design captures ideas you shared with us at the last public meeting (in 2017) and in the previous survey (in January 2018).

Combined with input from the volunteer Horseshoe Bay Advisory Group, the updated park design features changes that address the needs of many park users.

The design is featured on page 5 of the document, however, we suggest you take a browse through all of the boards from the public meeting for a review of the:

  • past consultation feedback
  • site opportunities and challenges

Park concept design & public meeting boards


The District is working to revitalize Horseshoe Bay Park and create a gathering space for residents and visitors alike. The goal is to create a free-flowing, connected park space from the Horseshoe Bay Pier all the way to the BC Ferries terminal.

March 2022 update

Phase 1 work began in mid-February, 2022, and will take approximately one year to complete.

Temporary no-parking signs will be posted in two of the angle parking stalls on the north side of Bay Street, adjacent to the washroom building to allow construction access and egress to the park. If there are anticipated parking or traffic impacts related to the project, every effort will be made to provide notice through this project page.

The park washrooms are currently open and accessible to the public. When the washrooms are closed for demolition later in the project, there will be temporary, public portable toilets on the east side of the park, close to Keith Road.

All work will comply with fisheries and archeological permits and is anticipated to take approximately one year to complete.

Highlights of the proposed park improvements:

  • Continuous waterfront path
  • Improved park lighting
  • Better access to beach and water
  • Picnic shelter
  • Large open lawn
  • More seating opportunities
  • New playground
  • Updated public washroom, featuring a design inspired by coastal shed buildings and our native salmon

Construction Map

Council Presentation

Public meeting and survey

Thank you to everyone that attended the public meeting and completed the survey.

Public Consultation Summary

View the park concept design

We are excited to share the park concept design with you!

The design captures ideas you shared with us at the last public meeting (in 2017) and in the previous survey (in January 2018).

Combined with input from the volunteer Horseshoe Bay Advisory Group, the updated park design features changes that address the needs of many park users.

The design is featured on page 5 of the document, however, we suggest you take a browse through all of the boards from the public meeting for a review of the:

  • past consultation feedback
  • site opportunities and challenges

Park concept design & public meeting boards

  • Past Consultation

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    January 2018

    A survey launched in January 2018 asked residents to share ideas for Horseshoe Bay Park and help us understand what’s working, and what needs improvement. Thank you to everyone that shared feedback through the survey.

    View survey feedback

    November 2017

    A public meeting was held on November 29, 2017. The summary of public feedback received at this public meeting is available for review below. Thank you to everyone that attended.

    Horseshoe Bay Park Public Meeting Summary

    Public Meeting Display Boards

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  • Advisory Group

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    The Horseshoe Bay Park Advisory Group was created in June 2017 after a public call for volunteers was advertised seeking three to five members with a diverse range of ages, backgrounds and interests.

    The objective of creating the Advisory Group was to tap into the expertise of residents who would like to volunteer to serve on an Advisory Group which will assist District staff with the public engagement and design of the new park.

    Meetings were held during the last six months of 2017.

  • About the park

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    Horseshoe Bay Park is a scenic one-hectare on the western tip of West Vancouver and at the entrance to Howe Sound.

    The park is bordered by Sewell's Marina and the public pier to the north, the community of Horseshoe Bay to the south and west, and the BC Ferries terminal to the east.

    A high number of tourists and ferry users come through the park in the summer; local residents use it year-round.

    The existing park has gone through several piecemeal upgrades over the years and currently consists of:

    • washroom building
    • playground
    • a small water play area
    • plaza area with decorative fountain
    • walking paths
    • boat ramp
    • seating areas
    • pier with short-term boat moorage
    • Metro Vancouver sewer lift station
Page last updated: 04 Mar 2022, 08:12 AM