Cape Roger Curtis Looking Nw

Metro Vancouver is beginning the planning process to preserve a piece of forested and waterfront property at Cape Roger Curtis on Bowen Island as a regional park. The park would preserve 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. A preliminary program for the proposed 97-hectare park consists of day-use and overnight uses with opportunities for tent camping, picnic areas, trails, viewpoints, and waterfront access.

Metro Vancouver has an agreement to purchase the land from a private developer, and has submitted a rezoning and Official Community Plan (OCP) amendment application to Bowen Island Municipality.

The land use is currently rural residential with a minimum lot size of 4.0 hectares. The rezoning and OCP amendment proposes a park, with a variance to allow for supervised tent camping. Input from Bowen Island residents will inform the Bowen Island Municipality rezoning and OCP amendment process.

How to get involved in the park planning process with Metro Vancouver

Metro Vancouver is conducting the first phase of a public engagement process until March 20, 2023. Please visit the the project webpage for more information.

How to have your say on the proposed rezoning and OCP amendment

Write to Mayor and Council: comments regarding the Rezoning and OCP Amendment process can be sent to

Next Meeting Information

Committee of the Whole
Tuesday, April 11, 2023 at 9:30 am

The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the rezoning application, and for staff to provide an update on completed referrals to date.

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Meeting ID: 823 4891 0080
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Rezoning process timeline

Proposed Park At Crc Mar 29
Timeline For Mv Park At Crc (1)
Mv Park Bim Process Mar 29

Rezoning information

Metro Vancouver has applied for Official Community Plan amendments and Rezoning applications for 24 parcels at Cape Roger Curtis. The applications will be introduced to Council at the Council Meeting on February 27, 2023.

Submission for OCP Amendment and Rezoning of 24 parcels at Cape Roger Curtis
Completed OCP Amendment Application Form
Completed Rezoning Application Form
Schedules A and B
Appendix A Project Overview for OCP Amendment and Rezoning
Appendix B DHC Environmental Overview
Appendix C Maps & Drawings
Appendix E Easements, Covenants and SRWs (very large file 608 pages)

Proposed MV Regional Park Map

Project Updates