It’s almost spring cleaning time!


For more than 23 years, local businesses, community groups and residents have been coming together to help clean up neighbourhoods throughout Vancouver with more than 20,000 people participating in the City’s cleanup programs each year.  


On Friday, April 27, Tourism Vancouver is co-hosting the launch event for Keep Vancouver Spectacular!  Businesses can get in the spring cleaning spirit by joining the annual kick-off event. With involvement from partnering Business Improvement Associations, we’ll have the Downtown peninsula covered and clean to kick off the season.


Agenda for Keep Vancouver Spectacular Kickoff


Primary Location: North Plaza of the Art Gallery

Date:  Friday, April 27

Time: 8:00am to 10 am



7:30 am to 8:00 am

Set up Check In/Registration Satellite locations

  1. Tourism Vancouver Office - 200 Burrard - RSVP
  2. Robson BIA - Meet at the Blue Horizon Hotel - RSVP 
  3. Westend BIA 
  4. Yaletown BIA 
  5. Kitsilano BIA 


7:30 am to 8:00 am

Volunteers arrive & pick up cleanup supplies

Coffee, tea, pastries served  - ask volunteers to bring their own reusable cup/mug


8:00 am

Welcoming remarks & safety talk

Group photo at each check-in

Volunteers head out for cleanup & make their way to finish at the Art Gallery North Plaza


10:00 am

Volunteers assemble at Art Gallery

Return equipment and drop off bags of litter


10:00 am to 10:15 am

MC – Welcomes volunteers and introduces special guests

Welcome Remarks & Proclamation read by Mayor or Deputy Mayor

Speeches – CEO Tourism Vancouver, BIAs, Great Cdn Shoreline Cleanup

MC draws 3 draw prizes

Group photo


10:15 am

Teardown & cleanup


Over the years, neighbourhood cleanups have been opportunities to gather friends, family and colleagues together to, yes, pick up litter, but even more so to build a sense of community and purpose.  In honour of the spirit of these cleanups, the City is launching a new name for the program that reflects the spirit of the events.  This year, Keep Vancouver Spectacular will transform, putting the years of memories into the vault to become the Neighbourhood Cleanup Party!  Because it’s not just about picking up litter, it’s about helping Vancouver’s neighbourhoods feel cleaner and safer, and having a whole lot of fun at the same time.


For more details about the program or to lead or join a cleanup, please visit: