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.


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.

Phased construction has begun on the final section of the Green Necklace from Lonsdale to Grand Boulevard.
The Green Necklace at Keith and Grand Boulevard was completed in the summer of 2017.

Learn the history of the Green Necklace.

Photos of the completed Green Necklace sections.

Current Green Necklace Project

Completed Green Necklace Sections

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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