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


Tony Rainbow
Tony Rainbow
Vice-Chair / Director
Cell: (604) 317-7220
Geoff Park
Alternate Director
Outside Agency/Other Appointments
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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.



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


Other Notice
Jul 18, 2018 - The SLRD is seeking to fill the permanent, full-time position of Resource Recovery Coordinator. The position encompasses a wide range of responsibilities within... Read more
Emergency Notice
Jul 17, 2018 - Effective at noon on Wednesday, July 18, 2018, all open burning (including campfires and Category 3 fires) will be prohibited within the Coastal Fire Centre’s... Read more
Travel/Road Notices, Other Notice
Jun 28, 2018 - The 2018 Subaru IRONMAN Canada triathlon takes place on Sunday, July 29, 2018.  This year, the event will take place primarily in the Whistler area,... Read more
Other Notice
Jun 19, 2018 - Please be advised that the SLRD would like all residents of the local Water System to exercise good water conservation practices.   These practices... Read more
Other Notice
Jun 13, 2018 - The Squamish-Lillooet Regional District and our member municipalities are now collecting a new waste category at participating waste depots, titled Other... Read more

Past Meetings

Permits / Applications


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) - 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
Area D Zoning Review Planning & Building
  • Electoral Area D


Year Title Area Report
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 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
2017 Nuk̓w7ántwal̓ Regional Gathering (2017) - Summary Report Electoral Area A, Electoral Area C, Electoral Area D, Resort Municipality of Whistler, Village of Pemberton Download
2017 Agricultural Land Use Inventory - SLRD Electoral Area D and District of Squamish District of Squamish, Electoral Area D 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
Jul 25, 2018 SLRD Board Download
Jul 25, 2018 Sea to Sky Regional Hospital District
Jul 26, 2018 Committee of the Whole
Aug 6, 2018 SLRD Office Closed
Aug 29, 2018 SLRD Board
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