Freshet on the Upper Squamish River, by Marc Sole
Britannia Beach, by Marc Sole
Freshet on the Upper Squamish River, by Marc Sole

Electoral Area D

Electoral Area D

Representatives

Tony Rainbow
Director (Board Chair)
Cell: (604) 317-7220
Leslie de Bie
Alternate Director
Outside Agency/Other Appointments
  • Howe Sound Community Forum

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Population: 1057 (2016 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 Strait 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.

Bylaws

Communities

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

First Nations Communities

  • Squamish 

Community Organizations

Category: Sports & Recreation
Category: Arts
Category: Youth
Category: Special Interest
Category: Service Clubs
Category: Agriculture
Category: Neighbourhood Organization
Category: Youth

Upcoming Events

There are currently no upcoming events posted.

Notices

Other Notice
Jul 31, 2020 - July 31, 2020 In a summer that kicked off with inclement weather, in the midst of a pandemic, the clear skies and warmth of the sun can feel like a simple... Read more
Other Notice
Jul 30, 2020 - Forest Fuels Management in the Squamish-Lillooet Regional District (SLRD) The Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development (... Read more
Other Notice
Jul 24, 2020 - We are now several months into the COVID-19 pandemic response, in the middle of summer and with a long weekend just around the corner. BC Day (celebrated this... Read more
Public Hearing or Meeting
Jul 23, 2020 - Public notice is hereby given in accordance with Section 466 of the Local Government Act that a virtual Public Hearing will be held to consider the following Bylaw... Read more
Service Interruption Notice
Jul 21, 2020 - BC Hydro has advised of a planned power outage for the community of Britannia Beach. The outage will take place on Tuesday, August 4, 2020 from 8 a.m. until 8... Read more

Past Meetings

Date Committee Agenda Minutes
Aug 3, 2020 SLRD Office Closed
Jul 22, 2020 Sea to Sky Regional Hospital District Download
Jul 22, 2020 SLRD Board Download
Jul 8, 2020 Electoral Area Directors Committee Download
Jul 6, 2020 SLRD Board Download

Permits / Applications

Date Name Type Documents
Jul 23, 2020 Zoning Amendment Application - 5 Callaghan Valley Road (Whistler Olympic Park) Zoning/OCP Amendment Application
Oct 31, 2019 Tiger Bay (formerly Taicheng) Development Application Zoning/OCP Amendment Application
May 30, 2019 Zoning Amendment Application - Fine Peace Furry Creek Ltd. Zoning/OCP Amendment Application
May 30, 2019 Temporary Use Permit No. 64 (TUP 64) - Temporary Workforce Accommodation, Britannia South, LandSea Camp Services Temporary Use Permit
Jul 26, 2018 Temporary Use Permit #58 - SKY Helicopters - South Britannia Beach Temporary Use Permit
Jun 14, 2018 Temporary Use Permit #60 - Britannia Oceanfront Sales Building Temporary Use Permit
Jun 1, 2018 Rezoning/OCP Amendment Application - Britannia Oceanfront Development Corporation - Bylaws Adopted Zoning/OCP Amendment Application
Apr 20, 2018 Temporary Use Permit #57 - ElevateBC Management - South Britannia Beach Temporary Use Permit
Feb 28, 2018 RGS Amendment (Growth Management text amendments)
Jan 25, 2018 Black Tusk Heli Rezoning Zoning/OCP Amendment Application

Projects/Initiatives

Name Type Communities
Administrative Building Expansion and Renovations Governance & Administration
  • All Areas
ALR Regulation changes - Agritourism & Non-Farm Use Commercial Events Planning & Building
  • Electoral Area A
  • Electoral Area B
  • Electoral Area C
  • Electoral Area D
Alternative Approval Process (AAP) - Britannia Creek Debris Flood Works Governance & Administration
  • Electoral Area D
Alternative Approval Process (AAP) - SLRD Administrative Building Renovation Loan Authorization Bylaw No. 1519-2017 Governance & Administration
  • All Areas
Area D Official Community Plan Housekeeping Planning & Building
  • Electoral Area D

Reports

Year Title Area Report
2020 SLRD All-Hazards Emergency Response Plan All Areas Download
2018 Community Emergency Plan: Tunnel Station/Paradise Valley Electoral Area D Download
2018 Community Emergency Plan: Ring Creek Electoral Area D Download
2018 Community Emergency Plan: Black Tusk Village & Pinecrest Electoral Area D Download
2018 Community Emergency Plan: Britannia Beach & Furry Creek Electoral Area D Download
2018 SLRD Emergency Program: 2017 Annual Report Electoral Area A, Electoral Area B, Electoral Area C, Electoral Area D Download
2018 Agricultural Water Demand Model - Squamish River Valley District of Squamish, Electoral Area D Download
2018 Agricultural Water Demand Model: Squamish-Lillooet Regional District All Areas Download
2018 Upper Squamish Flood Hazard Mapping and Risk Assessment District of Squamish, Electoral Area D Download
2018 SLRD Emergency Program: 2018 Annual Report Electoral Area A, Electoral Area B, Electoral Area C, Electoral Area D Download

Pages

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
Aug 3, 2020 SLRD Office Closed
Aug 26, 2020 SLRD Board
Aug 27, 2020 Committee of the Whole
Sep 2, 2020 Electoral Area Directors Committee
Sep 7, 2020 SLRD Office Closed
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