Strategies & Plans

Strategies and plans are developed in consultation with the community, and provide a policy framework to achieve long-term goals.

Official Community Plan
Jun 25, 2018

The District of West Vancouver's Official Community Plan (OCP) is the District's number one planning tool for the future. In June 2018, Council adopted the current OCP for West Vancouver. See for more information about the OCP Review Process.

Parks Master Plan
Jul 2, 2013

The Parks Master Plan sets the direction for the management, protection, enhancement of and community engagement within West Vancouver’s parks and open spaces. Community engagement and consultation were key to the preparation of the plan, which was developed by a citizen-led Working Group in 2011. Maps are also available as attachments to the plan:

Plan for Trails on Public Land
Apr 9, 2018

The purpose of this document is to consolidate existing District policies and practices related to trails, and to provide high-level policy direction for the planning, management, and use of trails in the District of West Vancouver. 

Rodgers Creek Area Development Plan
Jul 25, 2013

The Rodgers Creek Area Development Plan, Overview Report (March 7, 2008)

Council adopted the three Rodgers Creek implementation bylaws on Monday, September 22, 2008. The  bylaws allow for the development of the Rodgers Creek Area consistent with Option B (maximum 1,875,600 sq. ft. of residential building area consisting of 736 dwelling units) of the Rodgers Creek Area Development Plan, and secure a variety of associated amenities and development features through the Phased Development Agreement mechanism of the Local Government Act, Section 905.1.

Background to the preparation of the Rodgers Creek Area Development Plan includes:

Traffic Impact Study excluding appendices (March 2008)
Traffic Impact Study appendices (March 2008)
Fiscal Impact Report (March 2008)
Rodgers Creek Area Plan Working Group Report (March 11, 2008)
Environmental Setback Summary with maps (February 29, 2008)
Community Open House Presentation (December 4, 2007)
Sustainability Elements of the Plan (presented November 8, 2007)

Staff Report (September 16, 2008) recommending adoption of the proposed Rodgers Creek Bylaws
Staff Report (June 30, 2008) presenting the proposed Rodgers Creek Area Plan Implementation Bylaws
Staff Report (July 10, 2008) on the Additional Component of the Community Benefits Package
Staff Report (April 28, 2008) on the Rodgers Creek Area Plan including Community Benefits
Staff Report (April 25, 2008) on Rodgers Creek Truck Traffic Routing Plan
Staff Report (April 9, 2008) on the proposed Community Benefits and Public Amenities
Staff Report (March 10, 2008) outlining next steps in the review of the proposed plan

Shoreline Protection Plan
Jun 30, 2012

The 2012-15 West Vancouver Shoreline Protection Plan is complemented by an action plan outlining upcoming work in West Vancouver. With contributions from West Vancouver citizens and groups such as the West Vancouver Shoreline Preservation Society and the West Vancouver Streamkeepers, the District now has a framework and road map to pro-actively work on protecting the waterfront.

Sport Field Master Plan
Sep 11, 2011

The Field Sports Forum Working Group worked with staff and sport groups to develop the Sport Field Master Plan.

Strategic Transportation Plan
Mar 5, 2010

The Strategic Transportation Plan presents a vision for the future of transportation in West Vancouver and guides Council and staff towards 2025. The plan is informed by the Transportation & Mobility section of the Official Community Plan and the Environmental Plan. It was developed in close collaboration with residents through direct involvement of a multi-modal working group and public open houses.

Transportation Infrastructure Asset Management Plan
Dec 18, 2012

The District of West Vancouver owns and maintains $222 million worth (as per replacement value) of transportation related assets, which includes: roadways; lanes; bridges; roundabouts; traffic circles; sidewalks; curbs; signals; crosswalks; street lights; signs; ditches; retaining walls; concrete barriers; and a dock. These assets are collectively known in West Vancouver as “above ground” engineering assets. The report includes a 100 year forecast for the estimated cost of renewing these assets so that they can continue to provide the same level of service that they are currently providing.

Utilities Asset Management Plans
Feb 24, 2010
Whyte Lake Park Forest Management Plan
Jun 18, 2015

This Forest Management Plan  for Whyte Lake Park is intended to lay out the types of management activities that will ensure the ecological and physical integrity of the park itself and its carbon stock. Specifically, this plan describes how and by whom the project lands are to be maintained to ensure the carbon benefit is retained and not released back into the atmosphere.