Projects happening in Horseshoe Bay
All timelines are subject to change due to weather, funding, or contractor availability. Projects are listed in order of the expected start date.
Note: construction is not permitted in West Vancouver on statutory holidays and Sundays. More information is outlined in the Noise Control Bylaw.
Horseshoe Bay Park Revitalization—Bay Street between Royal Avenue and Nelson Avenue.
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.
- Phase 1 work began in mid-February, 2022 and will take approximately one year to complete.
More information on Revitalizing Horseshoe Bay Park
BC Ferries Parkade Emergency Repair Work
The Horseshoe Bay terminal parkade repairs are complete and the parkade re-opened on Thursday, May 19.
BC FERRIES TERMINAL OVERNIGHT WORK
BC Ferries is conducting construction work to maintain some ageing infrastructure at the Horseshoe Bay terminal. The work will be completed in two phases between November 2021 and June 2022.
- Phase 1 was completed in December 2021 and included:
- concrete restoration on the terminal's elevated vehicle transfer deck
- improvements to the seabed in Berth 2
- Phase 2 began on Tuesday, January 4, 2022, and is expected to be complete by mid-June. This phase of work includes:
- improvements to the seabed, and structural and utility upgrades in Berth 1 (now complete)
- remediation of a portion of the eastern cliff face adjacent to the Langdale holding lanes (ongoing)
- Construction will take place Monday through Saturday, between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., with intermittent night work as necessary.
BC Ferries will continue to work closely with the contractor to minimize noise. Services Notices will be updated, as required, to inform the public of any significant night work.
Traffic patterns in the terminal may be modified to accommodate the work. Customers are reminded to follow the direction of staff.
This work is required to ensure continued safe, reliable and efficient service for our customers. The modifications align with the long-term vision for the Horseshoe Bay terminal.
Please see the BC Ferries service notice webpage for further project updates. For traffic updates, call 1-888-BCFERRY (223-3779) or visit bcferries.com.
Horseshoe Bay Streetscape
The Horseshoe Bay Streetscape Plan is a cohesive and unified streetscape design strategy to revitalize the commercial area of Horseshoe Bay Village, which hasn't been upgraded on a large scale since 1986. The intention is to enhance livability, strengthen economic activity and create a vibrant area where local businesses can compete with other retail centres.
The bicycle lane component will form part of the Spirit Trail, advancing key policies from the Official Community Plan by encouraging cycling and "to provide a multi-use trail linking from Horseshoe Bay to Deep Cove."
The overall design incorporates elements to promote visibility and is intended to encourage slow speeds for all vehicles including bicycles.
As an interim measure, the District has installed temporary planter boxes and seating areas to allow the bike lane to be utilized as a public space.
Update February 17, 2022:
After a period of planning and public engagement, the District completed Phase 1 installation of the Horseshoe Bay Streetscape project in 2021. However, given the feedback from the community on Phase 1, the District has deferred Phase 2 engagement until 2023 for the following considerations:
- Horseshoe Bay is already affected by multiple current and future projects, including Phase 1 of the park revitalization project, Metro Vancouver pump station upgrades, and BC Ferries terminal upgrades
- District staff recognize the community concerns raised as part of Phase 1 and will therefore conduct an extensive review of available options for the completion of the project, for public consideration in 2023
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Horseshoe Bay Streetscape
There had been an expectation that, as part of the first phase of streetscape on Royal Avenue between Bruce Street and Bay Street, the utility lines on Royal Avenue would be moved underground. Owing to the extensive work associated with undergrounding the utility, including works that were not previously part of the project scope and budget, it is no longer feasible to pursue undergrounding for the foreseeable future.
More information about the Sewell's Development
Spirit Trail along Royal Avenue
More information on the Spirit Trail along Royal Avenue