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Green Necklace

The Green Necklace is a proposed urban greenway encircling the urban centre of the City. It will link parks, public spaces and natural habitats and provide safe alternative transportation options and recreation opportunities for people of all ages and abilities. It will also provide important connections to other trail systems and bicycle routes in the City such as the Ravine Trail System and the North Shore Spirit Trail.

Based on a vision outlined in the City's original 1907 town plan, the Green Necklace forms a continuous green loop around the Central Lonsdale area and will stretch 7km when complete. The project builds upon existing infrastructure and integrates innovative recreational, ecological and sustainable best practices. The first stretch of the Green Necklace along Keith Road was completed in 2005 and connects the historically significant Victoria Park with Queen Mary Elementary and its community gardens. In 2014, the western extension of the greenway along Jones Avenue creates an important connection to Mahon Park and Carson Graham Secondary School.


By providing alternative transportation options with routes between the Lonsdale central business district, major parks and open spaces, the Green Necklace contributes to reducing automobile trips and traffic congestion thereby improving air quality and reducing community greenhouse gas emissions.

The Green Necklace also provides a network of habitat linkages for urban wildlife between existing green spaces with street trees and naturalized landscapes. Along the Green Necklace route, bio swales and rain gardens expose natural processes that are typically covered over in the urban environment.

The Green Necklace enhances the social sustainability of the City by encouraging community interaction, fitness, safety, as well as easy access to parks, open spaces and streets. The Green Necklace enhances the walk-ability and in turn, the livability of the City of North Vancouver.

Construction has begun for the next section of the Green Necklace along East Keith and Grand Boulevard.
The Green Necklace at Mahon Park is now complete!

Explore the history of the City through the special places that lie along the Green Necklace.

Check out photos of built portions of the Green Necklace.

Current Green Necklace Project

Completed Green Necklace Sections

Future Green Necklace Sections

  • The Green Necklace Jones to Grand Blvd.

Contact Info

Lisa Parker
Section Manager, Project Delivery
Phone: 604-998-3442

Wayne Turner
Landscape Design Technician
Phone: 604-990-4207

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