Hiker at Ring Lake, Upper Callaghan Valley, SLRD Electoral Area D
Ring Lake, Upper Callaghan Valley, Area D
Furry Creek Golf and Country Club, SLRD Electoral Area D
Furry Creek Golf & Country Club, Area D
Fly fishing on the Mamquam River, Squamish, BC
Chris Christie Fly Fisherman: Aaron Clements
Hiker at Ring Lake, Upper Callaghan Valley, SLRD Electoral Area D
Ring Lake, Upper Callaghan Valley, Area D

Electoral Area D

Electoral Area D


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Cell: (604)317-7220
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Cell: (604) 849-0178
Outside Agency/Other Appointments
  • Howe Sound Community Forum
  • Lower Mainland Local Government Association
  • Sea to Sky Highway Safety Committee

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Population: 836 including First Nations (2011 Census)
Size: 3,041.63 square kilometers
Folio Count: 1,327
Taxable Property Assessment Total: $620,480,100
Average Taxable Property: $702,695

Electoral Area D contains some of the most stunning and diverse scenery in the Squamish-Lillooet Regional District. It includes three oceanfront communities: Porteau Cove, Furry Creek and Britannia Beach, all of which host spectacular views of  the Straight of Georgia and the forested islands that dot Howe Sound. The area is also home to the Britannia Mine Museum and a beautiful oceanside 18-hole golf course in Furry Creek.  Electoral Area D also includes smaller rural residential and agricultural communities in the Upper Squamish and Paradise Valleys and Pinecrest Estates and Black Tusk Village along the Sea to Sky Highway Corridor near Whistler.

There is no shortage of recreation opportunities in Area D, and the Callaghan Valley provides many of them in one location. In Callaghan Valley one has the opportunity to explore the natural beauty of old growth forest, ancient volcanoes, wetlands and wildlife around Callaghan Lake Provincial Park, then go for a cross-country ski at Whistler Olympic Park, site of the Nordic and ski jumping events of the 2010 Winter Olympic Games.

Electoral Area D is the southern-most area of the Squamish-Lillooet Regional District, bounded by Electoral Area C to the north, Metro Vancouver to the south, the Sunshine Coast Regional District to the west, and the Fraser Valley Regional District to the east.



  • Furry Creek
  • Britannia Beach
  • Porteau Cove
  • Upper Squamish
  • Upper Cheakamus
  • Ring Creek
  • Pinecrest Estates / Black Tusk Village

First Nations Communities

  • Squamish 

Community Organizations

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Category: Arts
Category: Youth
Category: Special Interest
Category: Service Clubs
Category: Agriculture
Category: Neighbourhood Organization
Category: Youth

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Other Notice
Dec 17, 2014 - The Regional District Update provides a snapshot of the recent decisions and actions taken by the SLRD Board and its Committees. December Regional District... Read more
Emergency Notice
Dec 16, 2014 - Flooding throughout the SLRD, especially in Electoral Areas C and D, from December 8-12, 2014, may have caused property and content damages. As a result of the... Read more
Emergency Notice, Weather Notices
Dec 12, 2014 - UPDATE: 9:00 a.m. PST December 12, 2014 Please be advised that the Flood Alert has been lifted for the Paradise Valley, and all communities downstream of the... Read more
Other Notice
Dec 10, 2014 - BC Transit, in collaboration with local government partners, is developing a 25-year Transit Future Plan for the Sea to Sky Corridor. The plan will describe... Read more
Weather Notices
Dec 9, 2014 - Due to intense rainfall in the region, BC Hydro has issued a Spill Release Notice for Daisy Lake Dam. As of 14:00 PST on Tuesday, December 9, the spill will increase... Read more

Past Meetings

Permits / Applications

Date Name Type Documents
Oct 15, 2014 Zhong Rezoning Zoning/OCP Amendment Application
Oct 14, 2014 Vega Enterprises Rezoning Application Zoning/OCP Amendment Application
Oct 14, 2014 Vernacular Design Rezoning Application Zoning/OCP Amendment Application
Oct 7, 2014 Brew Creek Centre Rezoning Application Zoning/OCP Amendment Application
Jul 31, 2014 Squamish Valley Music Festival Temporary Use Permit Application Temporary Use Permit
May 31, 2012 Taicheng Development Application Zoning/OCP Amendment Application


Name Type Communities
Alternative Approval Process - New SLRD Office Space Governance & Administration
  • All Areas
Area D Zoning Review Planning & Building
  • Electoral Area D
Fire Services Review Public Safety & Health
  • Electoral Area A
  • Electoral Area B
  • Electoral Area C
  • Electoral Area D
Garibaldi Fire Hall Project Public Safety & Health
  • Electoral Area D
Medical Marihuana Proposed Regulations Planning & Building
  • Electoral Area A
  • Electoral Area B
  • Electoral Area C
  • Electoral Area D


Year Title Area Report
2014 Solid Waste and Resource Management Plan - Strategic Communications Plan All Areas Download
2013 Regional Composting Feasibility Study_July 2013 All Areas Download
2013 SLRD Integrated Sustainability Plan All Areas Download
2013 Fire Services Review Electoral Area A, Electoral Area B, Electoral Area C, Electoral Area D Download
2012 SLRD Investment-Ready Community Profile - 2012 All Areas Download
2010 Phase 1 Final Report - Governance & Boundaries Project All Areas Download
2010 Phase 2 Reports - Governance & Boundaries Project All Areas Download
2010 SLRD Regional Growth Strategy, Bylaw No. 1062, 2008 District of Lillooet, District of Squamish, Electoral Area B, Electoral Area C, Electoral Area D, Resort Municipality of Whistler, Village of Pemberton Download
2007 SLRD Solid Waste Management Plan Update_2007 All Areas Download

Local Services

  • Britannia Beach Parks & Trails
  • Britannia Beach Refuse
  • Britannia Beach Sewer System
  • Britannia Beach Street Lighting
  • Britannia Beach Water System
  • Furry Creek Dyking & Drainage
  • Furry Creek Open Spaces
  • Furry Creek Refuse
  • Furry Creek Sewer System
  • Furry Creek Street Lighting
  • Furry Creek Water System
  • Garibaldi Fire Protection
  • Howe Sound East Fire Protection
  • Squamish Emergency Services
  • Upper Cheakamus Road Improvement
  • Whistler Public Library

Sub-Regional Services

  • 9-1-1 Service (South)
  • Squamish District Swimming Pool
  • Sea to Sky Trail

Regional Services

  • Building Inspection (Electoral Areas only)
  • Civic Addressing (Electoral Areas only)
  • Elections (Electoral Areas only)
  • Electoral Areas Community Parks (Electoral Areas only)
  • Emergency Planning (Electoral Areas only)
  • General Government Services
  • Land Planning & Zoning
  • Regional Growth Strategy (all Electoral Areas and municipalities except Electoral Area A)
  • Regional Transit Planning
  • Treaty Advisory Committee
  • Waste Management Planning

Upcoming Meetings

Date Committee Agenda Minutes
Jan 29, 2015 Committee of the Whole
Jan 28, 2015 SLRD Board
Jan 14, 2015 Electoral Area Directors Committee
Jan 13, 2015 Pemberton Valley Utilities & Services Committee (PVUS)
Jan 2, 2015 SLRD Office Closed
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