The public enquiries policy ensures consistency in corporate response to public enquiries.


The Official Community Plan is the District's number one planning tool for the future. In June 2018, Council adopted the current Official Community Plan for West Vancouver. 

An Official Community Plan lays out a high-level decision-making framework for the future. It is a general statement of objectives and policies to guide planning and land-use changes. As such, it will serve as a tool to guide Council decisions and municipal administration.

Development permit areas can be found in Schedule ii (Area Specific Policies & Guidelines) below.


The purpose of this policy is to:

establish the framework for the evaluation of applications for permissive exemptions from property taxes pursuant to Section 224 of the Community Charter; and support transparent, fair and consistent review of all applications for permissive tax exemptions and set out the requirements for permissive tax exemption recipients. 

West Vancouver offers many opportunities for recreation and sport which touches the lives of many residents. Whether you walk the Seawalk, hike the trails, swim at the Aquatic Centre, play soccer at Ambleside, or do Tai Chi at the Seniors’ Activity Centre, you are enjoying the many programs and facilities provided by the District. We pride ourselves on facilitating opportunities that encourage people to learn, play and grow, and making them accessible to people of all ages and abilities. The benefits to long-term health from being active and connected are well-documented.

The District has developed a Sport and Active Recreation Policy to formalize the underlying principles of why the municipality provides programs and opportunities for sport and active recreation, and to help guide decisions for the provision of these services.

The District's Sport and Active Recreation Policy was adopted by Council on November 29, 2016. This policy was developed with positive and engaging input from leaders in community sports groups, other groups providing opportunities for sport and active recreation, the West Vancouver School District (SD45) and Vancouver Coastal Health.