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Electoral Area A


Metro Vancouver is a federation of 21 municipalities, one electoral area, and one treaty First Nation. Electoral Area A is the unincorporated area of the regional district, with land varying from urban, suburban, seasonal use, to rural and remote.​

Metro Vancouver acts as the local government for Electoral Area A, providing certain key services. Electoral Area A occupies approximately 818 k​m​2 of land and includes the following communities and inhabited areas:​​​

  • Lands along Howe Sound, located between the District of West Vancouver and Squamish-Lillooet Regional District (excluding the Village of Lions Bay). This includes the communities of Ocean Point, Strachan Point and Montizambert Wynd
  • Bowyer and Passage Islands (in Howe Sound)
  • Northern portion of Indian Arm
  • Boulder Island and Carraholly Point (at the southern end of Indian Arm)
  • West side of Pitt Lake
  • Barnston Island (in the Fraser River, west of Golden Ears Bridge)
  • University Endowment Lands (includes most of Pacific Spirit Regional Park)
  • University of British Columbia (including University Neighbourhoods)​



About Electoral Area A, About Electoral Area AAbout Electoral Area A<div class="ExternalClassD3A5AD834B6444BF9EEE8A743AC10B92">An overview of Metro Vancouver's role as the local government for Electoral Area A, including the Official Community Plan, and key services.​<br></div>
Building and Zoning, Building and ZoningBuilding and Zoning<div class="ExternalClassF239ED238C564F7D894DC999E4CA642A">​I​nformation about building permits and zoning regulations, including maps, key property details, and open burning requirements.​<br></div>
Emergency Planning and Response, Emergency Planning and ResponseEmergency Planning and Response<div class="ExternalClassFEE84F792CC242F9A9E91496C66A3B96">Emergency planning information, resources, and Metro Vancouver’s emergency notification system.​<br></div>
Contacts, ContactsContacts<div class="ExternalClass589BC6F0F27045208205694F9888200D">Contact information for elected representatives, Metro Vancouver staff, and emergency resources.​<br></div>



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