Freshet on the Upper Squamish River, by Marc Sole
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Electoral Area D

Electoral Area D


Tony Rainbow
Cell: (604) 317-7220
Leslie de Bie
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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.

Meeting Information 

Electoral Area D: A Guide to Regulations and Bylaws



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

First Nations Communities

  • Squamish 

Community Organizations

Category: Special Interest
Category: Neighbourhood Organization
Category: Sports & Recreation
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Category: Arts
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Other Notice
Aug 12, 2022 - Communications and Engagement Survey to Help Guide Work The Squamish-Lillooet Regional District (SLRD) believes in the value of transparent, open... Read more
Other Notice
Aug 5, 2022 - The Squamish-Lillooet Regional District (SLRD) has been notified of commercial photography and film crew setting up in two locations within Electoral Area D... Read more
Weather Notices, Other Notice
Jul 27, 2022 - As temperatures continue to rise this week - local governments and First Nations groups are working to ensure residents have a place to cool off. Cooling... Read more
Jul 26, 2022 - Environment Canada has issued a heat wave warning for most areas of the province, including communities in the Squamish-Lillooet Regional District Heat warning... Read more
Public Hearing or Meeting
Jul 27, 2022 - A Regular Meeting of the Squamish-Lillooet Regional District (SLRD) Board will be held on Wednesday, July 27, 2022 at 10:30 AM in the SLRD Administration Building,... Read more

Past Meetings

Permits / Applications

Date Name Type Documents
Nov 23, 2017 Brew Creek Centre Rezoning Zoning/OCP Amendment Application
Jun 30, 2017 Temporary Use Permit #53 - LandSea Camp - Britannia Beach South Temporary Use Permit
May 18, 2017 Temporary Use Permit #49 - Taicheng Development Corp. Temporary Use Permit
Apr 6, 2017 Blackcomb Snowmobiles TUP #50 Temporary Use Permit
Apr 3, 2017 Soil Deposit and Removal Permit No. 04 - Britannia Oceanfront Developments Corporation/Macdonald Development Corporation Soil Deposit and Removal
Oct 31, 2016 Canadian Wilderness Adventures Rezoning Application Zoning/OCP Amendment Application
Jun 23, 2016 Whistler Olympic Park Rezoning Application Zoning/OCP Amendment Application
Oct 15, 2014 Zhong Rezoning Zoning/OCP Amendment Application
Oct 14, 2014 Vernacular Design Rezoning Application Zoning/OCP Amendment Application
Oct 14, 2014 Vega Enterprises Rezoning Application Zoning/OCP Amendment Application


Name Type Communities
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
Cannabis Regulations Planning & Building
  • All Areas
Commercial Livestock Relocation Guide Emergency Management
  • All Areas


Year Title Area Report
2010 SLRD Regional Growth Strategy Bylaw No. 1062, 2008, Amendment Bylaw No. 1356-2014 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

There are currently no upcoming meetings posted.

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