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Balance Between Recreational Needs and Environmental Sensitivity

  • Develop natural waterfront trail in environmentally sensitive manner.

Osprey.jpg (14915 bytes)Environmental Issues

  • Water quality in Deep Cove.
  • No pump-out station for vessels at the Government Wharf.
  • Establish marine reserves (ie. Grey Rock Island).

Maplewood Conservation Area

  • Last undeveloped waterfront wetland on the North Shore.
  • Remnant coastline supports over 200 species of birds.

Limited Public Access to Waterfront

  • Large number of private docks and boathouses limit access, particularly at high tide.
  • Private encroachments on foreshore and on public-owned lands such as street ends.
  • Reduce barriers to public passage along waterfront by removal of obstacles.
  • Mostly inaccessible for wheelchair users.
  • Much of the waterfront is privately owned - consider purchase of strategic properties.

marina.jpg (17978 bytes)Public Marina/ Docks

  • Investigate feasibility of developing a public marina to cater to growing interest in boating.
  • Limited number of docks, fishing piers.

Deep Cove Traffic Congestion/Parking

  • Creative solution is needed for parking at peak seasonal times.

Cates Park

  • Facilities in need of upgrading and expansion to meet growing water-based recreation trends (kayaking, fishing, scuba, change rooms).
  • Boat launch & float requires redesign and upgrading.
  • Limited waterfront walk access along western section/ consider continuation of beach walk.

Noble Towing/McKenzie Barge

  • Industrial site limits public access to waterfront.
  • Investigate opportunities for marina.

First Nation Lands

  • Include Tsleil Waututh in planning process to consider feasibility of future access to the waterfront along Dollarton Hwy.

To view the specific area issues, please download the Area Map
(594 KB PDF file - Requires the Adobe Acrobat Reader).

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