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Horseshoe Bay Projects

Projects happening in Horseshoe Bay

Please note, all timelines are subject to change due to weather, funding, or contractor availability. Projects are listed in order of expected start date. 



1. Highway 1 Overpass Renewal

  • Timing: Construction will start September 7 and is expected to be complete by March 26, 2021.
  • Project description: Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure is renewing the overpass located on Highway 1, approximately one kilometre south of the BC Ferries terminal.
  • Construction impacts:
    • Access to the ferry terminal will not be affected.
    • Access to Horseshoe Bay Village will have intermittent nighttime detours.
  • Contact person: Dave Lammers, Seismic Construction Ltd., 604-928-8733


2.  Horseshoe Bay Streetscape - Royal Avenue between Bay Street and Bruce Street

  • Timing: Construction will start Tuesday, September 8 and will take approximately nine weeks to complete.
  • Project description: Upgrades to Royal Avenue between Bay Street and Bruce Street will include installation of new sidewalks, lighting, plantings, curb bulges, and asphalt pavement. A separated northbound bike lane will be installed on the east side of Royal Avenue, with no impact to existing parking spaces. In addition, preparations have begun for the undergrounding of hydro poles in the Horseshoe Bay commercial area, including Royal Avenue, Bay Street and Bruce Street. All archeological permits have been received.
  • Construction impacts:
    • Royal Avenue will be closed to vehicle traffic and parking for the duration of construction.
    • Laneway between Bay Street and Bruce Street will remain open for deliveries, with access across Royal Avenue.
    • Pedestrian access will be maintained.
  • Staff contact: John Calimente, Transportation Planner, 604-921-2912 or email

Construction map: September to November 2020

More information on Horseshoe Bay Streetscape



3. Watermain Replacement - Nelson Avenue between the waterfront and Argyle Avenue

  • Timing: Construction planned to begin the week of Monday, September 21 and will take approximately 10 weeks to complete.
  • Project description: The watermain on Nelson Avenue, from the cul-de-sac (north end of Nelson Avenue) up to Argyle Street, requires replacement. Construction will proceed from north to south.
  • Construction impacts:
    • One lane of Nelson Avenue will remain open for local traffic.
    • On-street parking for residents of Nelson Avenue be directed to alternate streets.
  • Staff contact: Mariano Cusano, Superintendent – Utilities Construction, 604-921-2923 or email.

Construction map: September to November 2020



4.  Sanitary Sewer Replacement - Bay Street between Royal Avenue and Nelson Avenue

  • Timing: Construction is expected to begin in December 2020 and will take approximately seven weeks to complete.
  • Project description: The sanitary sewer system from the intersection of Royal Avenue and Bay Street to the intersection of Nelson Avenue and Bay Street requires replacement. Work will proceed from east to west, starting at Royal Avenue and heading towards Nelson Avenue.
  • Construction impacts: Temporary removal of commercial parking on the south side of Bay Street and conversion of angle parking on the north side to parallel parking.
  • Staff contact: Mariano Cusano, Superintendent – Utilities Construction, 604-921-2923 or email.

Construction map: December 2020 to February 2021



5.  Horseshoe Bay Park Revitalization - Bay Street between Royal Avenue and Nelson Avenue

  • Timing: Phase 1 construction (Royal Avenue to Nelson Avenue) is expected to begin in fall/winter 2020 and will take approximately 10 months to complete.
  • Project description: The District is working to revitalize Horseshoe Bay Park and create a gathering space for residents and visitors alike. The goal is to create a free-flowing connected park space from the Horseshoe Bay Pier all the way to the BC Ferries terminal. The detailed working drawings phase is underway.
  • Staff contact: Carolyn Kennedy, Park Planner, 604-925-7146 or email

Construction map: Winter 2020/2021

More information on Revitalizing Horseshoe Bay Park



6. Sewell's Development

  • Timing: Construction is well underway and finishing stages will start to take place this fall. Anticipated occupancy is scheduled to begin in December 2020, with move-in dates early 2021.
  • Project description: The Horseshoe Bay Residences are a mixed residential and commercial project.
  • Staff contact: Toby Rogers, Supervisor/Senior Land Development Technician, 604-913-2722 or email

More information about the Sewell's Development



7.  Hydro Pole Undergrounding Work - Bay Street and commercial areas of Royal Avenue and Bruce Street

  • Timing: Construction is planned to begin in 2021 and will take approximately three weeks to complete.
  • Project description: Overhead connections will be converted to underground connections, and the hydro poles will be removed. Phase 1 undergrounding will include the commercial area of Royal Avenue and Bruce Street. Phase 2 undergrounding work will encompass Bay Street, as part of Horseshoe Bay Streetscape project. Design work is now underway.
  • Staff contact: John Calimente, Transportation Planner, 604-921-2912 or email


8.  Horseshoe Bay Local Area Plan 

  • Timing: Phase 3 is now complete and staff are carefully reviewing public input to present to Council and seek directions on the next steps.
  • Project description: Creating a Local Area Plan for Horseshoe Bay. A local area plan identifies features of the community that are highly valued by citizens and provides policy on how to protect and enhance them.

More information on Horseshoe Bay Local Area Plan



9.  Spirit Trail along Royal Avenue

  • Timing: TBC
  • Project description: This portion of the Spirit Trail will be constructed along Royal Avenue between Chatham Street and Bruce Street.

More information on the Spirit Trail along Royal Avenue

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Horseshoe Bay Local Area Plan

This District began work on a Local Area Plan for Horseshoe Bay in 2019.  When complete, it will become part of the Official Community Plan.

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