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

Completed changes

As part of the Ambleside Waterfront Concept Plan approved by Council in June 2016, some changes have already taken place to the Ambleside waterfront area. 

Completed changes

  • three waterfront houses and the Lawson Creek Studios building have been removed and new green space has been created
  • the public boat ramp near Hollyburn Sailing Club was closed to vehicle access October 2016 but remains open for Hollyburn Sailing Club and public use
  • the Argyle Avenue corridor between 13th-14th and 16th-18th Street will give priority to pedestrians and cyclists, with limited access for service vehicles
Past Consultation: Ambleside Waterfront Concept Plan

The District's public consultation on the Ambleside Waterfront Concept Plan spanned the first six months of 2016 and was focused on plan implementation (the "hows" and "whens").

The public consultation provided key insights that shaped the implementation strategy and in some cases led to changes to the plan.

A full summary of the process and results are available on the project webpage:

Ambleside Waterfront Concept Plan


Ian Haras
Parks Planning & Development Manager



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