Horseshoe Bay Local Area Plan


Thank you for participating in ShapeHSB Discussion Cafes!

Thank you to those who participated in the ShapeHSB Discussion Cafes this fall!

We heard a lot of positive feedback and many great thoughts were generated through the table discussions throughout the five sessions.

Staff will now carefully review all public input to present to Council and seek directions on next steps.

Please subscribe for project updates and feel free to browse through photos from the Discussion Cafes in the photo gallery. The event presentation and engagement boards are also available in the Document Library.


Creating a Local Area Plan for Horseshoe Bay

Horseshoe Bay, located at the western tip of West Vancouver, is a unique seaside neighbourhood sloping down to a commercial village situated along the waterfront. Its marine commercial character, casual ambiance, visitor attractions, and position as “Mile Zero” of the Sea-to-Sky Highway and “gateway” to Howe Sound provide the setting for a waterfront neighbourhood, village and destination frequented year-round by visitors and tourists.

At its meeting on March 11, 2019, Council directed staff to commence the Horseshoe Bay Local Area Plan (LAP) process to create a new LAP for the area in accordance with an approved Terms of Reference. Please see the Document Library located on the right for a copy of the Council Report and Terms of Reference.

Part of the Official Community Plan

The Horseshoe Bay LAP preparation process will involve working with local stakeholders and the community on issues and opportunities in a contextually-sensitive manner.

As the LAP will become part of the Official Community Plan (OCP), the preparation of the LAP will also consider neighbourhood-level responses to the District-wide objectives and policies identified in the OCP.

Planning Process

The four anticipated phases of the Horseshoe Bay local area planning process are illustrated in the diagram below:



Thank you for participating in ShapeHSB Discussion Cafes!

Thank you to those who participated in the ShapeHSB Discussion Cafes this fall!

We heard a lot of positive feedback and many great thoughts were generated through the table discussions throughout the five sessions.

Staff will now carefully review all public input to present to Council and seek directions on next steps.

Please subscribe for project updates and feel free to browse through photos from the Discussion Cafes in the photo gallery. The event presentation and engagement boards are also available in the Document Library.


Creating a Local Area Plan for Horseshoe Bay

Horseshoe Bay, located at the western tip of West Vancouver, is a unique seaside neighbourhood sloping down to a commercial village situated along the waterfront. Its marine commercial character, casual ambiance, visitor attractions, and position as “Mile Zero” of the Sea-to-Sky Highway and “gateway” to Howe Sound provide the setting for a waterfront neighbourhood, village and destination frequented year-round by visitors and tourists.

At its meeting on March 11, 2019, Council directed staff to commence the Horseshoe Bay Local Area Plan (LAP) process to create a new LAP for the area in accordance with an approved Terms of Reference. Please see the Document Library located on the right for a copy of the Council Report and Terms of Reference.

Part of the Official Community Plan

The Horseshoe Bay LAP preparation process will involve working with local stakeholders and the community on issues and opportunities in a contextually-sensitive manner.

As the LAP will become part of the Official Community Plan (OCP), the preparation of the LAP will also consider neighbourhood-level responses to the District-wide objectives and policies identified in the OCP.

Planning Process

The four anticipated phases of the Horseshoe Bay local area planning process are illustrated in the diagram below:


  • Thank you for participating in ShapeHSB Discussion Cafes!

    11 days ago

    Thank you to those who participated in the ShapeHSB Discussion Cafes this fall!

    We heard a lot of positive feedback and many great thoughts were generated through the table discussions throughout the five sessions.

    Staff will now carefully review all public input to present to Council and seek directions on next steps.

    Please subscribe for project updates and feel free to browse through photos from the Discussion Cafes in the photo gallery. The event presentation and engagement boards are also available in the Document Library.


    Thank you to those who participated in the ShapeHSB Discussion Cafes this fall!

    We heard a lot of positive feedback and many great thoughts were generated through the table discussions throughout the five sessions.

    Staff will now carefully review all public input to present to Council and seek directions on next steps.

    Please subscribe for project updates and feel free to browse through photos from the Discussion Cafes in the photo gallery. The event presentation and engagement boards are also available in the Document Library.


  • Come Shape the Future of Horseshoe Bay!

    11 days ago

    We want to hear from you! It’s time to explore options for Horseshoe Bay’s new local area plan.

    Thanks to the community’s input during the first phase of the local area plan process, we have created three initial options for land use, building forms and public spaces in the village.

    Help us improve these options at a ShapeHSB Discussion Café! Join others in your community to explore and discuss the options.

    • Tuesday, October 22 2-4 p.m.
    • Wednesday, October 23 6-8 p.m.
    • Thursday, October 24 1-3 p.m.
    • Thursday, October 24 5-7 p.m.
    • Saturday, October 26 10 a.m.–12 p.m.

    Discussion Cafés will...

    We want to hear from you! It’s time to explore options for Horseshoe Bay’s new local area plan.

    Thanks to the community’s input during the first phase of the local area plan process, we have created three initial options for land use, building forms and public spaces in the village.

    Help us improve these options at a ShapeHSB Discussion Café! Join others in your community to explore and discuss the options.

    • Tuesday, October 22 2-4 p.m.
    • Wednesday, October 23 6-8 p.m.
    • Thursday, October 24 1-3 p.m.
    • Thursday, October 24 5-7 p.m.
    • Saturday, October 26 10 a.m.–12 p.m.

    Discussion Cafés will be held at the Gleneagles Clubhouse, 6190 Marine Drive. Refreshments will be provided.

    Don’t wait! Space is limited. Registration is required. Register today!
  • Phase 1 engagement summary & progress report

    4 months ago

    Thank you again to those who participated in Phase 1 Vision of the Horseshoe Bay Local Area Plan (LAP) process. A review of all public input has been completed.

    The full transcript of all Phase 1 community input, a summary of Phase 1 engagement findings, and a Council report are now available online.

    View Council report

    We are also pleased to announce that on July 22, 2019, Council received the Phase 1 report and directed staff to proceed to Phase 2 Options this fall. We look forward to continuing working with the local community and stakeholders on the next phase...

    Thank you again to those who participated in Phase 1 Vision of the Horseshoe Bay Local Area Plan (LAP) process. A review of all public input has been completed.

    The full transcript of all Phase 1 community input, a summary of Phase 1 engagement findings, and a Council report are now available online.

    View Council report

    We are also pleased to announce that on July 22, 2019, Council received the Phase 1 report and directed staff to proceed to Phase 2 Options this fall. We look forward to continuing working with the local community and stakeholders on the next phase of planning for Horseshoe Bay.

    Please stay tuned by subscribing for project updates.

  • Thank you for participating in the ImagineHSB visioning workshops

    5 months ago

    Thank you to those who participated in the ImagineHSB visioning workshops!

    We heard a lot of positive feedback about the events and hundreds of great ideas were generated through the workshops on May 29, June 4 and June 8, 2019.

    Staff will now carefully review all public input to present to Council and seek directions on next steps.

    Please subscribe for project updates and feel free to browse through photos from the three workshops in the photo gallery. The workshop presentation, engagement boards and video are also available in the Document and Video Libraries.

    Thank you to those who participated in the ImagineHSB visioning workshops!

    We heard a lot of positive feedback about the events and hundreds of great ideas were generated through the workshops on May 29, June 4 and June 8, 2019.

    Staff will now carefully review all public input to present to Council and seek directions on next steps.

    Please subscribe for project updates and feel free to browse through photos from the three workshops in the photo gallery. The workshop presentation, engagement boards and video are also available in the Document and Video Libraries.