History of Our Association

The Burrardview Community Association has existed in many different forms and names since the late 1970s. It has always been an active association. For more than 30 years, the association has led the community to protect, enhance and preserve the liveability of our neighbourhood.

The association was originally formed to obtain grants to assess the stability of the Wall Street cliffs. A report was completed and a copy of “The Wall Street Cliff Project” is still held by the association today.

The association and residents have been vigilant in opposing negative developments and supporting positive ones. Whether it has been assessing cliff erosion, fighting for less rail and harbour noise, initiating a “Shame the Johns” campaign to take back our streets, or confronting the Port regarding intrusive development projects, the association has led the way.

In the 2000s, the Vancouver Port Authority (now Port Metro Vancouver) and Lafarge Cement wanted to build a cement batch plant right beside New Brighton Park. The BCA played an instrumental role in ensuring this did not happen. An alternate location was eventually found that was less intrusive to the park.

The Burrardview Community Association continues to protect and improve the liveability of our community.