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VIVA Vancouver: Creating vibrant people spaces

VIVA Vancouver is a program that transforms road spaces into vibrant people spaces.

In collaboration with community groups, local businesses, and regional partners, VIVA facilitates short- and long-term street closures, creating public spaces for walking, lounging, and lunching.

These spaces enhance the city's sense of community, encourage walking and cycling, and benefit local businesses.

VIVA works with community partners to: 

  • Create great places by modifying road space and open spaces
  • Test new ideas and remove barriers that discourage public life
  • Invite people to slow down, sit, relax, connect with friends, people watch - and sometimes even dance!

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Highlights around the city

July 1-Oct - Bute-Robson Trial Plaza 

June 28-Sept 7 - Uninterrupted | A Cinematic Spectacle

Aug 1-Sept 30 - Street Beats Music Wall, Arbutus Greenway at Fir and 6th Ave

Aug 1-31 - 3 Piece Band, 800 Robson

Aug 23 and 30 - Pop-up ping pong, Vernon-Adanac Plaza

Aug 26Public Disco Vol. 3, McSpadden at Commercial Drive 

Aug 26 - Hot + Noisy China Town Social, Columbia and Keefer

Aug 26 - Backyard BBQ, 401 W Cordova (lane in Gastown) 

Aug 27 - McSpadden Living Room, McSpadden at Commercial Dr

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