Metro Vancouver is updating Metro 2040, the Regional Growth Strategy and has released the final version of Metro 2050.

The Metro 2050 bylaw was read for the first and second time by the Metro Vancouver Board on March 25. A public hearing was held on April 20 to hear comments from members of the public. Metro 2050 is now in the formal acceptance period. Further updates will be provided as the project moves forward.

Engagement Summary

The project team engaged early in 2020 on developing the scope of the update for Metro 2050. The draft Metro 2050 was available for public comment in 2021. Residents were invited to public dialogues, webinars, open houses, and to submit comments directly to the project team. A public hearing was held in 2022. This is in addition to engagement with member jurisdictions, neighbouring regional district boards, First Nations, TransLink, and other interested and affected audiences.

Resources for Metro Vancouver Residents

Metro Vancouver values public input to develop a regional growth strategy that reflects diverse voices. The draft Metro 2050 was developed in 2020 and 2021 with input from stakeholders, residents, other governments, and agencies across the region. The draft considers equity and resilience, and looks out to 2050, ensuring a livable region.

Read the Documents

 Metro 2050

  Metro 2050 Executive Summary

  RD Regional Growth Strategy (Metro 2050) Bylaw No 1339, 2022 - Repeals 1136, 2010

Metro 2050 Vision

Metro Vancouver is a region of diverse and complete communities connected by sustainable transportation choices where residents take pride in vibrant neighbourhoods that offer a range of opportunities to live, work, play, and learn, and where natural, agricultural, and employment lands are protected and enhanced.

Shaping long-term growth and development in the region is essential to meeting this vision in a way that protects the natural environment, fosters community well-being, fuels economic prosperity, provides local food security, improves social equity, provides diverse and affordable housing choices, ensures the efficient provision of utilities and transit, reduces greenhouse gasses, and contributes to resiliency to climate change impacts and natural hazards.

Benefits of Planning Metro 2050 Video Series

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Learn more about Metro 2050 Engagement

  • Engagement Approach

    The update to the Regional Growth Strategy constituted a Type 1 Major Amendment, requiring acceptance by all affected local governments including the Metro Vancouver Board, member jurisdictions, TransLink, the Fraser Valley Regional District, and the Squamish-Lillooet Regional District. As with previous regional growth strategies, Metro 2050 is a consensus-driven plan among member jurisdictions, TransLink, and Metro Vancouver.

    Metro Vancouver is committed to working in close collaboration with member jurisdictions and others throughout the update. The engagement approach identified the following audiences for engagement: strategy signatories (e.g. municipalities), non-signatory stakeholders (e.g. other regional agencies), First Nations, and the general public.

  • Intergovernmental Advisory Committee

    In accordance with the Local Government Act, Metro Vancouver established an Intergovernmental Advisory Committee including Metro Vancouver, member municipalities, TransLink, representatives from the provincial government, and its agency corporations. In region First Nations are also invited to join this committee. The role of the committee is to advise affected local governments on the development and implementation of Metro 2050, and facilitate the coordination of Provincial and local government actions, policies, and programs.

  • Engagement in Phase 1
    • Metro Vancouver partnered with TransLink on a public survey to better understand the values and priorities in the region. Read more about Transport 2050.
    • Metro Vancouver hosted public dialogues and a webinar to hear ideas and answer questions. View the webinar presentation.
    • The project team engaged with numerous organizations in developing the draft and the highlights are contained in the Metro 2050 Phase 1 Engagement Report.
  • Engagement in Phase 2 (January – November 2021)

    Metro Vancouver hosted a public webinar to hear ideas and answer questions. View the webinar presentation.

    Metro 2050 Update to the Regional Growth Strategy (presentation only) Oct 19 2021

    • Metro Vancouver offered open houses with member municipalities, and used social media to promote the opportunity to comment. Open houses were held in these municipalities in the fall:
      • City of North Vancouver
      • City of Delta
      • City of White Rock
    • Feedback was encouraged through public events, an online comment form, and direct email to the project team.
  • Phase 3 Public Hearing and Presentation

    Metro Vancouver hosted a public hearing on April 20, 2022. Members of the public were asked to submit their written submissions and register to speak. Email the project team at regionalplanning@metrovancouver.org.

    View the presentation, Metro 2050 Public Hearing Report and Referral for Acceptance.

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