Official Community Plan

You’re Invited to Participate!

Metro Vancouver is developing 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. Once the OCP is adopted by the Metro Vancouver Board, it will provide 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 will apply 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 will 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.

Draft Official Community Plan

 Draft Official Community Plan May 2017

Changes made following public input from the third round of community meetings in November 2016 are highlighted in blue for easy reference (see below for a summary report of public input and the previous OCP draft). Please provide feedback on the May 2017 draft and direct any questions to Marcin Pachcinski, Division Manager, Electoral Area, Planning Analytics and Environment, at 604.451.6562 or by June 20, 2017.

Overall Electoral Area Maps

Howe Sound Maps

Indian Arm Maps

West side of Pitt Lake Maps

Barnston Island Maps

Third Round of Community Meetings

 Metro Vancouver Electoral Area A OCP Round 3 Engagement Summary December 2016

 Draft Official Community Plan November 2016

Second Round of Community Meetings

 Metro Vancouver Electoral Area A OCP Round 2 Engagement Summary July 2016

First Round of Community Meetings

 Metro Vancouver Electoral Area A OCP Round 1 Engagement Summary June 2016


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