Contact Info

T 604.718.5800

F 604.718.5858

1661 Napier Street
Vancouver, BC V5L 4X4


The Vision

We Are The Heart Of The Community

Serving as an integrated hub of education, arts, culture, recreation, wellness, and sustainability.

110+ Years

In the Community

18 Acre

Renewal Site


Volunteers and Counting

Project Timeline

Master Plan
Community Consultation
Planning Phase
Rezoning Phase
Site-Options Phase
Phase 1: Detailed Design
Phase 2
Phase 3
Phase 4
Phase 5

Current Phase

Rezoning Phase

In 2018, the City of Vancouver Mayor and Council approved the Britannia Renewal Master Plan, which sets out a vision for the future of Britannia’s spaces, places, and services. We are now working on the next phase of the renewal, which is to submit a site wide rezoning application for phases 1-5 of the project.

What is ‘rezoning’?

Rezoning is the process of changing how a property can be used or developed. Building upon the Master Plan, the rezoning process will identify the types of uses that can be included on site, and a number of development criteria including building density, heights, shape, and outdoor and green space requirements. 

What's Next?

Over the next 18 months, the Britannia Society is committed to listening to our community, bringing community together to develop strategies for our future, and to represent the voices of our community in our work with our partners: the City of Vancouver, the Vancouver School Board, the Vancouver Public Library and the Vancouver Park Board.

Stay tuned for information on upcoming Community Conversations that will take place during the Site-Options phase in winter/spring 2022.

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Our Vision

Is the Heart of the Community.

Serving as an integrated hub of education, arts, culture, recreation, wellness, and sustainability.

Respects and Celebrates its Context.

Fostering a sense of stewardship towards the people and setting that are the source of its richness.

Is Accessible and Welcoming to all.

Drawing users whose diversity is matched only by the diversity of programs that fill the Centre’s walls.

Is Made Stronger by its Innovative Partnerships.

Giving life to unparalleled opportunities for collaborative programming, and the flexibility to continually meet the evolving needs of the community.

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Inclusive Approach

The vision for the Britannia Renewal is to create an inclusive place for learning, social connection and development, reconciliation, cultural exploration and expression, play, and recreation to enhance the life and well-being of all. Our work moving forward is to ensure that our spaces are safe and welcoming to everyone, and to challenge systemic inequality within our community.

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Conversation with Community

The Britannia site was initiated in the 1970s by local activists responding to the needs of their community. As a renewed site, Britannia will remain a place for people to gather and develop collaborative solutions to community issues, just as it has been for more than 40 years.