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Old August 16th, 2016, 09:00 AM   #1
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Greater Vancouver's attractions

I believe that the GVR is going into a different mindset. Plans & future plans to draw in both residents & tourists alike. The massive support from our fellow residents also shows that some of these plans & ideas are far from overdue.


Forget going to Tofino as Vancouver could soon become a surf town in its own special way if a proposal to turn the very eastern end of False Creek into an urban surf park is fully realized.

Burnaby-based REVIVER Sport+Entertainment is spearheading a plan to construct a new beach wave pool area in the waterway just east of Creekside Park and north of Science World in downtown Vancouver. Kids will be able to play at a new sandy beach area, as part of the Creekside Park extension to the north into Concord Pacific’s lands, and watch surfers ride six-foot-high waves.

There would also be changes to Creekside Park to accommodate a new green roof structure housing a restaurant and entertainment facilities.

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I love all these ideas, but I have to point this out... in the image above you can see a man dressed in jeans. He is either looking at his hands because he's high,... or he;s doing a dry run to see how long it took for someone to surface.

A local architectural firm is seeking to engage Vancouverites more directly with the water through the creation of a new multi-purpose public space on the Coal Harbour waterfront in downtown Vancouver.

HCMA Architecture + Design is responsible for a number of aquatic centre facilities in the region, including Vancouver’s Hillcrest Centre, but its latest project aims to turn the city’s existing water body into a dedicated swimming area and unique gathering space.

“There are a lot of spaces in Vancouver like the seawall that propel you around the water but don’t really connect you to it,” HCMA architect Paul Fast told Vancity Buzz. “There really is a lack of public space in downtown Vancouver, so what we’re proposing is a new way for a model of public space.”

The plan, dubbed Harbour Deck, would replace the existing public boat dock with an oval-shaped deck with a wooden boardwalk, wind-shielded seating, shallow wading areas and 25-metre swim lanes, hammocks suspended over water, a raised bridge that allows kayaks and canoes to enter the centre of the structure, and a four-metre high platform. There is even a large deck that could be used as a performance area, a type of public space that Vancouver desperately lacks and needs more of.


“Harbour Deck takes what was a poorly-used dock and turns it into something really fabulous,” said Gordon Price, the Director of The City Program at Simon Fraser University. “Plan a live concert, or start your own. This is not just a public space, it’s a public stage with the best backdrop in Vancouver.”

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I keep wondering how clean much of this sea water is/will be and how do they plan to cleanse it for public recreational consumption.....
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it will be treated in the surf park, but the other 2 not sure.
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