John Coupar

John Coupar


MLA Candidate

About John

John Coupar brings a wealth of business acumen and environmental expertise to his candidacy for Vancouver-Little Mountain. With a background in leading Canadian corporations and as a recently retired President of a leading green, carbon-neutral transportation company, Coupar is well-equipped to address the diverse needs of his community. In addition, John has a passion for public safety and believes all residents deserve to feel safe in their communities.

Community Engagement

Throughout his career, Coupar has been deeply involved in his community. He has served as the Past President of the Friends of the Bloedel Association and as a Past Governor of the VanDusen Botanical Gardens. His commitment to environmental conservation is evident in his work to save the Bloedel Conservatory in Queen Elizabeth Park, for which he received the City of Vancouver Heritage Award of Honour in 2013.

Park Board Achievements

As a former Park Board Commissioner (2011-2022), Coupar has a proven track record of getting things done. He secured capital funding for the Bloedel Conservatory roof replacement, new docks at Vanier Park, and a commercial kitchen and separate elevator at the new Killarney Seniors Centre. He ensured the construction of a Dragon Boat facility in False Creek.

Vision for Vancouver-Little Mountain

Coupar's vision for Vancouver-Little Mountain is centred on improving safety. For too long, open drug use and crime have gone unaddressed. Enough is enough. Coupar is also passionate about the environment and looks forward to highlighting the necessity for provincial funding in cleaning the waters surrounding the area, which are currently polluted by an antiquated sewage system. His commitment to sustainability is reflected in his residence in the Olympic Village in False Creek, a green and sustainable Vancouver community. John and his family have called Olympic Village home since 2011.

Family Influence

Coupar's passion for Vancouver's parks and green spaces is deeply rooted in his upbringing. He is the son of Charles Coupar, a renowned horticulturalist who served the Vancouver Park Board for 42 years. His father's love for the city has inspired Coupar to continue his legacy of service and stewardship.


John Coupar's extensive experience in business, environmental conservation, and community engagement make him a strong candidate to represent Vancouver-Little Mountain. His track record of accomplishments and his deep-rooted connection to Vancouver's parks and green spaces demonstrate his dedication to serving his community and preserving its natural beauty for future generations.