Official Community Plan

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.

Electoral Area A OCP Map

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

Additional Feedback

 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

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Howe Sound Residents (Montizambert Wynd, Ocean Point, Strachan Point, and other properties along Howe Sound)

Date: Monday, July 11, 2016

Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Location: Lions Bay Municipal Hall, 400 Centre Road, Lions Bay map

Barnston Island Residents

Date: Thursday, July 14, 2016

Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Location: Tetoten Trailer, Katzie First Nation Reserve (IR3) on Barnston Island map

Indian Arm and Pitt Lake Residents (including Boulder Island and Carraholly Point)

Date: Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Location: Port Moody Recreation Centre – Multipurpose Room 2 300 Ioco Road, Port Moody BC V3H 2V7 map