Panorama Area OCP

We want your feedback on the draft Panorama Area Official Community Plan (OCP).

The Open House held on December 30th was a chance to learn about the draft plan and kicks off a public comment period. We know that many property owners in the Panorama area are seasonal and are unable to attend in person. The same information that was presented and available at the Open House is available here. If you want additional context or clarification, please contact Karen MacLeod at kmacleod@rdek.bc.ca.

Please take some time to review the draft OCP, map schedules and open house posters. If there are things you are interested in you can read just those pertinent sections of the plan or you can read the entire document.

When you are ready to provide comments, please use the comment box below. In order for us to best use your feedback, please ensure that you:

  • Note which policy you are commenting on (e.g. policy 4.3(1)(c))
  • State what you like or where you have concerns with the policy.

Due to high engagement this week, we have extended the deadline for comments to Friday, February 21, 2020.

We want your feedback on the draft Panorama Area Official Community Plan (OCP).

The Open House held on December 30th was a chance to learn about the draft plan and kicks off a public comment period. We know that many property owners in the Panorama area are seasonal and are unable to attend in person. The same information that was presented and available at the Open House is available here. If you want additional context or clarification, please contact Karen MacLeod at kmacleod@rdek.bc.ca.

Please take some time to review the draft OCP, map schedules and open house posters. If there are things you are interested in you can read just those pertinent sections of the plan or you can read the entire document.

When you are ready to provide comments, please use the comment box below. In order for us to best use your feedback, please ensure that you:

  • Note which policy you are commenting on (e.g. policy 4.3(1)(c))
  • State what you like or where you have concerns with the policy.

Due to high engagement this week, we have extended the deadline for comments to Friday, February 21, 2020.

We know that if one person has a question, likely others do too.  Let us know what you are curious about and the answers will be posted here for all to see.

Q&A

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  • Why is the new OCP plan area being expanded so much?

    5 months ago

    The current OCP (1999) Plan Area Boundary followed the boundary of the Comprehensive Development Plan (CDP) prepared by the previous resort ownership Intrawest One of the goals of this process is to move beyond the Resort Master Develop Plan process that occurred at the Provincial level and recognize the privately owned parcels, Crown land under Commercial Recreation tenures, adjacent watersheds, etc.  adjacent to the resort.  There areas are relevant as land use decision making in  these areas influences and impacts what happens within the Panorama community and the Commercial Recreation Area (CRA) area managed by Panorama.   In the absence of the inclusion of these areas under an OCP, the RDEK does not  have any policy guidance if proposals are made in the future. 

    The proposed areas of expansion into the Taynton and Springs Creek Watersheds is intended to provide local government policy direction with respect to protection/conservation of these areas.  The intent is not to facilitate nor promote the expansion of the Resort or its CRA area into these areas.  As such when the draft is prepared this fall the RDEK will likely be considered Watershed Protection land use designations or similar and appropriate policies to this effect.  The RDEK will be conducting consultation activities it the fall with appropriate Provincial Ministries, impacted landowners and businesses, First Nations and interested organizations and groups.



  • What is an OCP?

    11 months ago

    An Official Community Plan (OCP) is a long term strategic planning document. The OCP will contain objectives and policies related to a range of topics including: residential land use, commercial or resort land use, industrial land use, recreational and environmental values, public safety and transportation.

    The OCP will contain different types of policies: direction to land use decision making within RDEK control; recommendations to advise decision making within the RDEK’s sphere of influence; and, identification of the preferred direction for items beyond the RDEK control but of public interest.

    To learn more, click the "What is an OCP" backgrounder in the Project Information section.


  • Why Update the OCP Now?

    11 months ago

    • The current OCP was adopted in 1999 and was heavily based on the Concept Development Plan prepared by the previous owner of Panorama Mountain Resort. A significant amount of development has occurred over the last twenty years and this is not currently recognized in the OCP. In order to permit some of this development the OCP has been amended 15 times since its adoption.
    • The project has been identified as a priority project by the RDEK Board of Directors in order to develop policy that addresses opportunities for future development, issues and opportunities.