BC Parks Fixed-Roof Accommodation Policy
The BC Parks Fixed-Roof
Accommodation Policy [PDF 71KB] is aimed at encouraging a broader range of
British Columbians and tourists to enjoy our world-class parks system.
It will enable a greater variety of opportunities for healthy, nature-based
recreation; ensure ecologically-sensitive operations that support park
values; and provide a clear, open and fair process for evaluating new
or expanded visitor accommodation services in British Columbia’s provincial parks and protected areas system.
the development of ecologically sensitive fixed-roof accommodation facilities
and to encourage the use of green technologies, Fixed-Roof
Accommodation Development Guidelines [PDF 6.09MB] have been prepared. These Guidelines
provide important information to proponents in planning and preparing
a proposal for the development and operation of fixed-roof accommodation
facilities and associated park visitor services.
Fixed-Roof Accommodation Proposals
2006, BC Parks issued requests for proposals (RFPs) to assess
interest in providing overnight accommodations in 12 provincial
parks. The attached Status
Report [PDF 44KB] provides a summary of the results of this RFP process
and the current progress to date.
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addition to ministry-solicited proposals, the policy also applies
to unsolicited proposals from commercial or non-commercial individuals
or organizations. With the exception of the expansion of an existing
facility or a new facility development by an existing tenured
park operator, BC Parks is not accepting any further fixed-roof
accommodation proposals until at least September 1, 2007.
During this period BC Parks will accept statements of interest, which
will be used by staff to assess suitability of the area for
a fixed-roof development opportunity. Following this preliminary
assessment, a decision would be made whether a proposal should
be accepted for further consideration and the manner in which
the opportunity would be allocated.
Any new fixed-roof accommodation
facility will be subject to BC Parks’ comprehensive Impact
Assessment Process, as well as consultation with local First Nations,
the public and government agencies. Public review and comment regarding
fixed-roof accommodation proposals will normally be obtained through open
houses held within the local community. These open houses would be attended
by ministry staff, be advertised in the local media well in advance and
would allow public to provide input into a proposal through the use of
a Public Comment Form.
Fixed-roof accommodation proposals that are in the public consultation phase will be posted on
this web page. Details regarding how you can submit written comments,
as well as the ministry’s reason for decision will also be posted
Park Use Permit Decisions
20-year park use permit, commencing November 1, 2007, has been issued
to The Alpine Club of Canada for the continued operation of the fixed-roof
accommodation facility and campgrounds within Elk Lakes