Drafting Metro 2050
Updating the Regional Growth Strategy
Metro Vancouver’s regional growth strategy is the regional federation’s vision for accommodating anticipated future growth to the region with considerations for diverse and affordable housing, transit and mobility, resilient employment, protected ecological and agricultural lands, the impacts of a changing climate, and more. In 2019, Metro Vancouver began updating Metro Vancouver 2040: Shaping our Future, the current regional growth strategy. A draft of the updated regional growth strategy,
Metro 2050, was released in June 2021 and is open for comment until November 26, 2021.
Our Shared Regional Vision
Metro Vancouver, in close collaboration with member jurisdictions, TransLink, the Province, adjacent regional districts, and other agencies has developed the draft of Metro 2050. To inform the update, public input was gathered through surveys, public dialogues, open feedback forms and direct feedback to the project team.
Metro 2050 Executive Summary
Looking for Metro 2050 Maps?
There have been no boundary changes to the Regional Land Use Designations, Urban Containment Boundary, Urban Centres, or Frequent Transit Development Areas between Metro 2040 and Metro 2050. You can view all the above-listed map boundaries at high resolution using the Metro 2040 map viewer
The Sensitive Ecosystem Map (Map 11) is available at high resolution
The update includes a review of specific policy areas. Each involves a review of how Metro 2040 polices are being used in practice and identifying opportunities to improve them in Metro 2050. The recommendations coming out of each Policy Review are summarized here:
Metro Vancouver 2040: Shaping our Future, the regional growth strategy (Metro 2040), is the region's collective vision for how growth (population, housing and jobs) will be managed to support the creation of complete, connected, and resilient communities, protect important lands, and support the efficient provision of urban infrastructure like transit and utilities. Metro 2040 was adopted in 2011, by Metro Vancouver, all member jurisdictions, TransLink, and adjacent regional districts. Learn more about
The update is being undertaken to extend the regional growth strategy to the year 2050, to consider significant drivers of change, to improve policies and integrate with
Transport 2050 (TransLink's new Regional Transportation Strategy) and to improve policies.