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ULI BC: Bicycle Tour – False Creek Flats

March 4, 2016
2:45 pm - 5:45 pm
False Creek
Vancouver, BC Canada


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Join us for a bicycle tour of the False Creek Flats, co-hosted by the Vancouver Economic Commission, our Presenting Sponsor!


The False Creek Flats industrial area, spanning from Main Street to Clarke Drive and Prior/Venables to Great Northern Way, is approximately 450 acres in size, housing approximately 16% of Vancouver’s industrial land base.

Home to over 600 businesses, including artists, educational institutions, and non-profit organizations, it is undergoing rapid shifts in land use. Although the area continues to play an integral warehousing and distribution role, the emergence of car dealerships on Terminal Ave, the development of a new university campus on Great Northern Way, and the promise of a major healthcare facility in the Northwest corner of the Flats are contributing to the erosion of this traditional industrial function of the Flats.

This tour will explore the Flats as it functions today as well as take an in-depth look at its possible futures, including the vision, institutional developments, and infrastructure changes that are driving the district’s local area planning process.

The tour will feature speakers from Providence healthcare, the City of Vancouver’s planning department, a cutting edge logistics business, the Great Northern Way Trust, and owners of several industrial collocation hubs that have taken root on Industrial Ave.

Post the tour, we will wrap up with a social at Craft!


(subject to some minor changes)
2:20pm – 2:35pm – Meet and assemble with bicycle & helmet fit (Pacific Central Station, Main Street)
2:35pm – Providence Discussion
2:45pm – bike to National Works Yard
2:50pm – City of Vancouver Planning & National Works Yard Discussion
3:05pm – bike to Direct Tap
3:20pm – Direct Tap & Fresh Tap, Hydra Energy Discussion
3:35pm – bike to Great Northern Way Campus
3:45pm – Great Northern Way Trust & Centre for Digital Media discussion
4:00pm – bike to Industrial Avenue
4:10pm – time at each colocation hub: Arts Factory, Commissary Connect and Recycling Alternative
4:40pm – bike to Craft for social

Please arrive at 2:20pm sharp.  We will meet at the CP Rail Station on Pacific Central Station, Main Street.

The bicycle tour is a go rain or shine!

Registration Information

Members / Non-Members: $30 / $40

Registration is in CDN funds and includes bike rental and helmet as well as one complimentary beverage ticket to be used at Craft. Note: Social is optional, but we do hope you will join us, along with others whom will be coming from tours of VEC’s during the GLOBE conference.

Download a fillable registration form here.  Space is limited, so be sure to register early!

*Registration must be done in advance by March 2, 2016.  This is to ensure we secure a bike and helmet for each attendee along with adhering to our space requirements.
**If you would like to use your own bike, please advise ULI BC in advance by March 2, 2016.

Thank you to our Presenting Sponsor,


For more information on the False Creek Flats, visit: www.falsecreekflats.ca

For more information on the economic development initiatives underway in the Flats, visit: www.vancouvereconomic.com/falsecreekflats

For more information on the local area planning process for the False Creek Flats visit: www.vancouver.ca/falsecreekflats

Click here to view a list of attendees.

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