Area outside Metro Vancouver Urban Containment Boundary
This area is within the Metro Vancouver administratrive region, but outside the permitted urban containment boundary which is administered by Metro Vancouver board.
While housing can technically be built here it cannot receive Metro Vancouver sewer services, which generally limits density to single family houses on a septic system.
Expanding the Metro Vancouver Urban Containment Boundary?
The urban containment boundary can only be increased through the Metro Vancouver Regional District (MVRD) board adopting an amendment or regionally consistent amendments within an adopted and accepted Regional Context Statement. There is no way for the average person to apply to have the boundary altered, as this is typically only done by request from local governments, and even then is a difficult and involved process. The boundary has remained unchanged since 2017.
Data source: https://open-data-portal-metrovancouver.hub.arcgis.com/.