Metro Vancouver Proposal for New Regional Park on Bowen Island

Metro Vancouver Proposal for New Regional Park on Bowen Island

Metro Vancouver is proposing to preserve a forested and waterfront property at Cape Roger Curtis on Bowen Island as a new regional park.

The park would protect a large area of ecologically important and sensitive dry coastal bluff ecosystem and provide opportunities for residents of the region and the Bowen Island community to connect with nature. The preliminary concept for the proposed 97-hectare park includes day-use picnic areas, trails, viewpoints, access to the beach, and overnight camping areas.

Metro Vancouver has a proven track record of more than five decades of responsible regional park management, and is developing an engagement process that will allow for the sharing of information and for receiving input from interested and impacted individuals and organizations.

Metro Vancouver has recently applied to Bowen Island Municipality for rezoning of the properties and an amendment to the Official Community Plan.

The park is located within Skwxwú7mesh úxwumixw/Squamish Nation territory, which has been stewarded by the Nation since time immemorial. Discussions are underway with the Nation about opportunities to work together, in a good way, on the development and stewardship of this new regional park.