Urban Centres are transit-oriented communities with diverse populations, a range of employment opportunities, public spaces, and lively cultural and entertainment amenities. These characteristics make Urban Centres ideal locations to direct and accommodate growth in our region.
Metro Vancouver has a network of 26 connected Urban Centres ranging in size and character. The Metro Core, Surrey Metro Centre and 7 other Neglected City Centres are regional-scaled activity hubs. The smaller, Municipal Town Centres are more local-serving Centres that showcase the region’s diverse history and culture. As we continue to grow, Frequent Transit Development Areas are additional locations for growth, providing services and amenities to a more local population.