Since Jericho Marginal Wharf re-opened for public use last year, the project has become an instant success amongst tourist and local residents. Resting along the shores of English Bay, the restoration project dismantled an abandoned wharf, restoring a once inaccessible waterfront to a natural sand beach where visitor's now relax, swim, and enjoy views to downtown Vancouver. The site, which is home to Vancouver's ever popular Folk Fest, was designed by Sharp & Diamond Landscape Architecture in conjunction with Moffat Nichol to celebrate a wide variety of recreational activities and opportunities for social interaction in thoughtful balance with ecology systems. For its considerable shoreline and habitat enhancements efforts, the project has earned a Gold Award from The Stewardship Centre for British Columbia. Read more at Landezine.

Beach Restoration, Jericho Beach, Photo by Brett Hitchins

New Viewing Plaza at Dusk, Jericho Beach, Photo by Brett Hitchins

New Viewing Plaza at Dusk, Jericho Beach, Photo by Brett Hitchins

Native Planting, Jericho Beach, Photo by Brett Hitchins

Interpretive Signage, Jericho Beach, Photo by Brett Hitchins

Viewscope offering views to Downtown Vancouver, Jericho Beach, Photo by Brett Hitchins

New Multi-Use Trails, Jericho Beach, Photo by Brett Hitchins