The Upper Lands are part of our community’s identity, lifestyle and heritage. These lands harbour significant environmental and ecological features and systems and offer a seemingly endless range of recreational opportunities. A portion of the Upper Lands will also become future neighbourhoods that West Vancouver residents will call home.
The District of West Vancouver has been considering the future of the Upper Lands through a Council-appointed working group of nine citizen volunteers. For the past two and a half years, the working group has been assessing environmental data, reviewing existing bylaws and policies, and engaging with stakeholders and the wider community.
The intent of this review is to help identify which lands should be preserved, which lands could be developed, the kinds of development that would make sense and the types of public uses that should be maintained.