Metro Vancouver has developed an Official Community Plan (OCP) for portions of Electoral Area A. An OCP contains land use map designations and policies that together set out the long term vision for communities. The OCP was adopted by the Metro Vancouver Board in July 2018 and provides guidance to the public, developers, Metro Vancouver staff, other orders of government, and elected representatives when considering land use changes, such as proposals for new development.
The Electoral Area A OCP applied to all areas other than UBC (the UBC Board of Governors is responsible for planning on UBC lands), the University Endowment Lands (the provincial government is responsible for planning in the UEL), Bowyer Island, and Passage Island (the Islands Trust is responsible for the OCP on these two islands). The OCP does not apply to First Nations Reserves. Because Electoral Area A is comprised of diverse communities, the discussions and policies have been tailored to ensure that the OCP addresses issues that are important to each local community.
Official Community Plan
Official Community Plan Bylaw 1250, 2017
Overall Electoral Area Maps
Howe Sound Maps
Indian Arm Maps
West side of Pitt Lake Maps
Barnston Island Maps
Community Engagement Summaries
Metro Vancouver Electoral Area A OCP Round 3 Engagement Summary December 2016
Metro Vancouver Electoral Area A OCP Round 2 Engagement Summary July 2016
Metro Vancouver Electoral Area A OCP Round 1 Engagement Summary June 2016
Short-Term Rentals on Indian Arm and Pitt Lake Residents
If you have any questions, please contact Marcin Pachcinski, Division Manager, Electoral Area and Environment, directly at 604.451.6562 or