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
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
Nov 20, 2020 - Yesterday we learned that the provincial orders previously placed on the Fraser and Vancouver Coastal health regions have been extended to the entire province and... Read more
Other Notice
Nov 20, 2020 - The Province of British Columbia has extended the current Public Health Orders (PHO) that were originally set to expire on November 23. The PHOs will now be in... Read more
Other Notice
Nov 13, 2020 - November can be a dreary month at the best of times. Grey skies, drizzling rain, dropping temperatures and the daily loss of an hour’s worth of daylight time can... Read more
Other Notice
Nov 9, 2020 - On November 11, we recognize Remembrance Day. Remembrance Day was first observed in 1919 throughout the British Commonwealth. It was originally called “Armistice... Read more
Other Notice
Oct 30, 2020 - Like many of you, this week, I’ve been thinking a great deal about Peter Oleski and River Leo, about their families and their community. And today, we learned of... Read more

Past Meetings

Date Committee Agenda Minutes
Dec 2, 2020 Electoral Area Directors Committee Download
Nov 26, 2020 Committee of the Whole Download
Nov 25, 2020 SLRD Board Download
Nov 12, 2020 Electoral Area Directors Committee Download
Nov 11, 2020 SLRD Office Closed

Permits / Applications

Date Name Type Documents
Aug 28, 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
2020 SLRD Pandemic Response Plan All Areas Download
2020 SLRD Business Continuity Plan All Areas Download
2020 Squamish-Lillooet Regional District Geohazard Risk Prioritization Report All Areas Download
2020 Squamish-Lillooet Regional District Geohazard Risk Prioritization Report - Appendix H Results Tabulation All Areas Download
2018 Community Emergency Plan: Upper Squamish Valley Electoral Area D 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

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
Dec 2, 2020 Electoral Area Directors Committee Download
Dec 7, 2020 SLRD Board
Dec 16, 2020 SLRD Board
Dec 16, 2020 Sea to Sky Regional Hospital District
Dec 17, 2020 Committee of the Whole
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