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Burnaby wants feedback on plans for 'vibrant' BC Parkway linear park

It's time for public engagement around Parkway Alive! BC Parkway enhancement project.
The BC Parkway in Burnaby's Metrotown centre is slated to become a 'fully integrated linear park.' Photo City of Burnaby.

Burnaby is seeking public feedback on the BC Parkway enhancement project that plans to create park space beneath the SkyTrain's Expo Line from Metrotown to Royal Oak.

The city wants to create a "vibrant linear park" under the SkyTrain tracks to improve the health and wellness of the community through public spaces and opportunities for recreation, art and commerce, according to a press release.

Residents can now share their thoughts through an online survey on the project website until April 28 or attend a drop-in pop-up event where they can engage with the project team.

The project website also includes a map where you can add "markers" on places where you'd like to see improvements. 

BC Parkway is a 26-kilometre multi-use path that runs along the SkyTrain's Expo Line from Vancouver to Surrey.

The project area for the BC Parkway Enhancement (Parkway Alive) is between Boundary Road and the Royal Oak SkyTrain station. By City of Burnaby

The corridor is owned by BC Hydro, with several sections allotted for regional entities and utilities.

The expansion process will host engagement until June of this year, with the final framework plan expected by the end of 2024.

Project implementation is expected to begin in the first quarter of 2025.

The city has named the project "Parkway Alive!"

BC Parkway Pop-Up events

  • Sunday, April 21: 9:30 a.m. to noon at Patterson SkyTrain station (south side)
  • Saturday, April 27: 9:30 a.m. to noon at Bonsor Recreation Complex
  • Sunday, April 28: 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Bob Prittie Metrotown Library 
Part of a vision board for the City of Burnaby's BC Parkway enhancement project. City of Burnaby/Revery Architecture