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Templeton Area Redevelopment

YVR is redeveloping approximately 44 acres of land in the Templeton Area, adjacent to Burkeville, a Sea Island residential community. The project will be constructed in two phases:
  • Phase 1: Templeton Corridor enhanced greenspace (completion summer 2022)
  • Phase 2: New, modern cargo and logistics facility (construction start fall 2022)

The enhanced greenspace serves as a natural buffer and a welcoming portal between airport lands and our residential neighbours in the Burkeville area of Richmond, B.C.  The new cargo and logistics facility will contribute to YVR’s vibrant cargo sector that supports the local and provincial economy through trade and employment. The project is an important part of our Transport Canada-approved 2037 Master Land Use Plan and support the growth of e-commerce and elevated need for goods movement via air.

Walking Together pathway sign

We look forward to welcoming you to our new greenspace in summer 2022! Through our partnership with Musqueam Indian Band we selected a name that honours the past and future of this vibrant space as a pathway for coexistence and collaboration. Key features of the space are:

  • Provides a new home for Little Wings Daycare to support childcare services for the Sea Island community
  • Recognizes community culture and history, with use of native plants, and a space to gather
  • Creates an environmentally responsible greenspace that supports more efficient water management on Sea Island to help improve climate resilience and helps better manage seasonal flooding in Burkeville
  • Provides paths that connect Burkeville and other Richmond neighbourhoods with the Canada Line and active transportation corridors out to popular outdoor spaces including Flight Path Park and Iona Beach

Designed With Community Input

This enhanced greenspace delivers on YVR’s commitment to build positive relationships, to be a good neighbour, and to be a steward of the environment as the airport continues to grow. We began engaging with our Burkeville neighbours about this project in 2017. We listened and took community feedback into account when designing the final look and feel of the greenspace and the pathway to promote peaceful enjoyment of the greenspace while connecting people with the land.

Key design changes included creating an earth berm, changes in the planting configuration to create a more naturalized area, adding shades to pathway lights adjacent to homes, and minimizing the gathering space.


As we close out the Templeton Corridor project and look toward building the new cargo and logistics facility, we remain committed to listening and considering community input, and planning and implementing measures that will best manage community impacts associated with future construction and operation. We have developed a renewed relationship with the Sea Island Community Association as an important forum to discuss issues and share information with everyone in Burkeville.

Read more about our YVR Engagement Charter here.

Read more about Templeton Corridor engagement here.

What’s Next?

We look forward to sharing more information as plans to develop the adjacent cargo and logistics facility move forward, including more about how together with our development partner we envision engaging the Sea Island community.

Looking for more information?

Please email us at [email protected] if you have questions about this project, or check out our frequently asked questions.

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