Draft Garibaldi Park Management Plan Amendment
In January 2012 BC Parks initiated a management plan amendment process for Garibaldi Park. The management plan amendment is focussed on what is referred to here as the “Spearhead Area” of Garibaldi Park. The purpose of the plan amendment process is to revisit the management direction in the 1990 Garibaldi Park Master Plan for the Spearhead Area of Garibaldi Park to confirm the existing direction regarding public access and to provide supplemental direction required for emerging issues.
The Spearhead Area (the study area) encompasses the Spearhead and Fitzsimmons mountain ranges which together form a horseshoe of mountains connecting Blackcomb Mountain to Whistler Mountain. The study area includes a portion of the park from Wedge Creek southwest to the north side of Cheakamus Lake, and south and east following the boundary of the Natural Environment Zone as illustrated in the attached map
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A management plan amendment is a focused exercise that involves updating specific management direction in an existing plan. We are proposing to amend the sections of the 1990 Garibaldi Park Master Plan related to: land management, cultural resources, hiking/backpacking, mountain biking, winter recreation, and commercial recreation services. All changes to management direction will apply to the study area only.
For a report on the proposed plan amendment please click here
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Management Plan Amendment Schedule
- Initial planning and terms of reference approval (complete)
- Initial stakeholder and public input (complete)
- Development of the draft management plan amendment (complete)
- Draft management plan amendment available for public review and comment (closed)
- Completion of the final approved management plan amendment (April 2013)
What are Your Views?
Thank you to everyone who provided comment on the draft management plan amendment. The comment period is now closed.
For more information on the planning process please contact:
Jennie Aikman, Regional Planner
PO Box 3010 Cultus Lake, BC, V2R 5H6
Phone: (604) 824-2316
Fax: (604) 858-4905
The 1990 management plan for Garibaldi Park is available on the BC Parks website. [PDF 3.34MB]
Visit the Garibaldi Park web page for background information on the park.